Toy Names Metanon Board Game “Best Children’s Vacation Product”
Institute for Childhood Resources
The Biocode Adventure(tm) was selected by Dr. Toy as one of this
year’s “Best Children’s Vacation Products.” One of several hundred
applicants, the game was selected for its unique design and educational
value. As an award recipient, the game will be profiled in Dr.
Toy’s Guide to Current, Best Leisure Time Products for Young Consumers
Dr. Toy or Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., is a child development specialist
with the Institute for Childhood Resources, who has been helping
parents locate fun and educational toys and activities for their
children since 1995. She reviews hundreds of products annually
in a highly selective search for items that are not only fun,
innovative and safe, but also cost effective, challenging and
skill building. Of those products, only those of the highest quality
are selected for the annual Toy Awards and published in Dr. Toy’s
Guide for parents. Dr. Toy is a frequent speaker and writer on
toys and children’s products, having appeared on The Today Show,
The Donahue Show and many other television and radio talk shows,
as well as in a variety of print publications.
Created by kSERO Corporation Inc.(tm), a leading developer of
children’s products that increase reasoning and logic skills,
Metanon: The Biocode Adventure is an innovative, highly engaging
board game that teaches children the fundamentals of science and
DNA without the complex terminology. With fun space alien characters
and brightly colored pieces, the game is ideal for families and
children of all ages.
very proud to receive such a prestigious award from Dr. Toy,”
said Susan Hardwicke, Ph.D., kSERO founder. “It proves that Metanon
is a product that fills that critical need for children to develop
a number of different abilities while they engage in structured
play—and what a better time than the summer for a fun learning
Launched this winter at the International Toy Fair in New York,
Metanon: The Biocode Adventure allows 2-6 players to compete as
one of six characters racing to repair their spaceships and blast
off from the planet Metanon. To complete their mission and return
home, players must collect Biocodes, pieces that represent DNA
molecules, and assemble them in various patterns of shapes and
colors, in the same way DNA appears in genetic code.
In addition to receiving the prestigious Toy Award, Metanon: The
Biocode Adventure has been endorsed by the scientific and toy
industries alike. The Biotechnology Institute lauded the game
as “a great way to introduce children to the important concepts
of DNA,” while U.S. Kids magazine said, “The game is loads of
Metanon: The Biocode Adventure is currently available online at
and in stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Included with the game
is a parents’ guide on how kids learn by playing and the science
behind the game. The suggested retail price is $29.99. kSERO plans
to extend the line of Metanon products in the future.
About kSERO Corporation, Inc.:
kSERO Corporation, Inc., creates products that inspire and teach
children so that they develop skills needed to participate fully
in biology, medicine and life sciences by leveraging advances
in cognitive science and linguistics. kSERO produces toys that
small children can play with—computer games and other products
that will stimulate several areas of the brain simultaneously—thus
increasing the ability for learning critical math, science and
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