Like most parents who continue to face the challenge of integrating technology to develop their children’s love for reading, a stay-at-home mom decided to deal with the problem personally; to learn coding from home and build an app to be used by her and her son.
“When I became a mum, I suddenly found myself constantly anxious about spending time with my son, developing his creative skills and introducing technology thoughtfully to him. With these growing concerns, my maternal instinct kicked in and motivated me to learn app development.” says Angela Poulain, self-taught coder and creator of My Little Adventurer App.
Learning a new skill and creating an app did not come easy. It took Angela a number of home routine adjustments, including months of reduced shower & sleep times, to squeeze in a few coding hours a day. After 6 months, she finished her first android version of the app and called it: My Little Adventurer. Inspired by her son, who at that time was crawling and always on-the-go, exploring things.
My Little Adventurer is an interactive, reading app. Every adventure lets any child be the hero and decide how the story unfolds. It is made with inspiring images to make little ones engaged as they imagine themselves in the story.
What started out as a home project turned into a bigger mission when Angela started sharing the app with other parents. With all the feedback and encouragement she received, she then decided to reach out for help through crowdfunding to make the app better and be enjoyed by a wider audience.
“My goal is to receive backing of £10,000 that will be used to produce more stories, add more dynamic features, and make the app available in different languages. More than just a reading app, our mission is to make the app a tool for parents to take part in their children’s reading journey and make reading an interactive, creative, skill developing bonding time.” added Angela.
The Kickstarter campaign is officially open until November 23, 2016 11:55 PM (WET). For more information and pledge to help her achieve her mission, please visit: http://kck.st/2fhknba.