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What is TJ's World Kickstarter Campaign About?
Early education is the foundation of ALL education and the skills acquired during these formative years will determine the success and progress of a child for the rest of his or her life.
"The period from birth to six years is the most important period of development for a human being." UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.)
In order to make education available to more young children, we are developing an exciting new approach to mobile and online preschool education.
WHAT IS TJ'S WORLD?
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TJ's World is a cross platform, cloud based, learn as you play preschool and kindergarten in one Super App. It is a fun and entertaining mobile kindergarten designed and based on a highly researched, integrated curriculum which includes literacy, math, social skills and emotional development.
TJ's World is an interactive, safe play, creative oasis - a hands on digital playground, where children ages 2-7 can learn as they play. TJ's World is a library of fun and exciting educational apps that will be continually expanding. It is advertising free.
It features TJ & Pals, a group of original, animated friends based on familiar objects that children can relate to - a pencil, paintbrush, eraser, scissors etc. who teach and inspire in an exciting and fun way. All the content is values driven and age appropriate.
TJs' World Super App encourages a love of learning, exploration, critical thinking and creativity.
TJ's World is also uniquely designed to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills in young children which at this age means, teaching critical thinking, logic and problem solving, and encouraging self-directed learning. Since the U.S. is lagging in math and science scores, it is very important to plant the seeds of learning STEM skills at an early age.
Learning through game play empowers the learning experience of all children, from gifted children to those with special needs.
TJ AND PALS CURRICULA
TJ and Pals works with educators to develop comprehensive, interactive, learning curricula designed to get kids to learn through fun, entertaining games, activities, how to's e-books and videos.
It will include downloadable, easy-to-use lesson plans for teachers.
MATH: Numbers 1-10, 11-20; Counting & Cardinality; Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Measurement and Data; Geometry; Shapes; Sequencing & Temporal Awareness; Children will use mathematical knowledge to represent, communicate and solve problems in their environment, such as telling time and counting money
LANGUAGE ARTS: Reading: Phonological Awareness; Reading: Comprehension; Rhyming; Vocabulary; Writing skills; Speaking and Listening
SCIENCE : Inquiry skills (problem-solving and decision-making); Exploration of cause and effect; Awareness of the environment and human responsibility for its care; Recognizing patterns; Logic and reasoning; Sorting and classifying; Memory skills; Matching; Colors; Physical science (forces and motion); Life Science (Animals, Plants, Human biology)
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Self-confidence; Self-direction; Self-determination skills such as decision making and problem solving (that revolve around the student's independence); Coping with adversity; Identifying and expressing feelings; Positive interactions with other children and adults; Exhibiting pro-social behaviors; Attention and focusing skills; Participation in group routines
SOCIAL STUDIES, FAMILY AND LIFE SKILLS: Personal identity and respect for individual differences; Family, family roles and family traditions; Membership in the classroom community; Neighborhood and community; Cultures within the classroom and the community; Knowledge that others may use different languages (including sign) to communicate and develop a respect for other cultures
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: Hand-eye coordination; Balance; Fine motor coordination (writing, drawing, cutting, painting, clay, blocks, beads, zipping, buttoning); Gross motor skills (hopping, skipping, running, jumping)
HEALTH AND SAFETY: Health & Safety; Making nutritious food choices; Self-help and personal hygiene skills; Awareness of potential health hazards; Street safety; Importance of exercise
CREATIVE ARTS: Appreciation for music; Appreciation for dance and movement; Dramatic play and storytelling; Visual arts (e.g., painting, sculpting and drawing); Creating with technology
HELPING KIDS ALL OVER THE WORLD
One of our key goals is to create a foundation to help children in underprivileged countries who do not have access to effective early education. In some countries there are children who get no kindergarten education at all. We want to produce a comprehensive, multilingual, interactive preschool curriculum that is digitally deliverable.
For remote areas without electricity or even Internet access, we have developed a technically-feasible and economical way to supply solar-powered Smart boards,Touchscreen computers and low cost tablets to villages, classrooms, teachers and community centers. The educational TJ’s World content will be delivered via SD cards or on Data DVD's that can be loaded into the hardware and updated without any need for the Internet. Eventually, when launched, Google's LOON balloon Internet delivery system will be used.
The TJ & Pals Early Childhood Educational Foundation will work with educators, foundations and sponsors to realize our dream of providing free learning materials (not only TJ & Pals materials) to the millions of children who really need the opportunity to learn.
The TJ's World Super App is the first step in making this dream a reality.
TJ's World's proprietary Live Play gaming platform enables up to four friends and family to synchronously connect and play games, share activities and read books from anywhere in the world.
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TJ&Pals will use your Kickstarter funding as follows:
1. To build the best possible, cross platform TJ's World Super App.
2. To create the first eight "Learn as you Play" curricula based Apps in a cross platform, multi device format.
3. To launch TJ's World Super App to the public.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There may be changes in software and hardware that need to be addressed as the app is being built. Our technical team is fully prepared to adapt to such changes.
Rising prices have to be very carefully controlled so the project can be completed within budget.
Our talented team is very passionate and committed to the vision of what TJ's World can achieve and will put in every effort to make it happen.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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