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The first Computer Science for Babies is a cloth book designed to help growing children understand the fundamentals of computers.
The first Computer Science for Babies is a cloth book designed to help growing children understand the fundamentals of computers.
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Computers are a way of thinking, not merely electronics. The future belongs to those who can mentally navigate this complex world.

Remember that kid in school that just seemed to "get" computers? It's a skill that anyone can learn, it only takes growing up with the right mental toolkit. I’m Eric Redmond, and at one time I was that kid.

Today, I'm a computer scientist, author, and dad to (almost) two kids. I want them to understand the basics of these machines that are reshaping our society [more on what qualifies me to teach this subject below in the FAQ].

Computer Science for Babies started as a single cloth book I made for my daughter. It's aimed at ages 0mo+.

The Current Prototypes
The Current Prototypes

After showing the book to a few friends, I was encouraged to share the book with anyone who wants one. Hence, this Kickstarter!

Boolean Logic includes "OR"
Boolean Logic includes "OR"

Rewards

  • The Book You can get one of the first cloth, safe, machine washable "Boolean Logic for Babies" books with a teething ring that introduces babies to the most basic computer science concept.
  • e-Book For those who live the digital life, the book will be available to download and readable on any modern tablet, like an iPad.
  • Supporting Pamphlet For adults to understand and teach the importance of Boolean Logic, you can get a copy of "Boolean Logic for Grown Ups".
  • Poster as a thank-you, you can get a small, high-quality poster featuring one of the Boolean Logic animals.
  • The Custom Book We'll provide a limited supply of larger books with your baby's name embroidered on the cover, along with...
  • A Sketch of one of the book's pages, hand drawn and signed by the author.

Stretch Goals

If we can raise $10,000, we'll be able to manufacture Computer Science for Babies book at a low enough price point. If we can raise $12,000, I have a goal to manufacture a board book to teach Counting in Binary for Toddlers for ages 18mo+. If we can stretch that to $15,000, I'll be able to release a workbook teaching Functions for Tots targeting ages 30mo+.

Timeline

The book has been written, designed, prototyped, and play tested by our adorable QA department. We're aiming for shipment in early November.

Risks and challenges

Despite the fact that I've published several books, cloth books present a unique challenge. Manufacturing these books has much more in common with making plush toys than it does with the publishing industry.

Having said that, we're currently working with two different toy makers to fill any orders we get before the holidays. Posters and supporting materials orders will be handled by a traditional printing company.

Once they're made, we just need to package and ship the orders to all ends of the Earth. Digital copies will be emailed.

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    BOOLEAN E-BOOK FOR BABIES - An ebook (PDF, ePub or Mobi) version of "Boolean Logic for Babies", readable on most any tablet. No shipping required.

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    EBOOK, POSTER & BOOLEAN FOR ADULTS - An ebook (PDF, ePub or Mobi) version of "Boolean Logic for Babies", readable on most any tablet, a cute 8" x 10" poster of the Boolean Logic Panda, and a print of "Boolean Logic for Grown Ups".

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    BOOLEAN LOGIC FOR BABIES - A cloth, non-toxic, machine washable book that teaches babies the fundamentals of Boolean Logic, and a print of "Boolean Logic for Grown Ups". You'll also receive the books in digital form.

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    2 x BOOLEAN LOGIC FOR BABIES - Two cloth, non-toxic, machine washable book that teaches babies the fundamentals of Boolean Logic, and two prints of "Boolean Logic for Grown Ups". You'll also receive the books in digital form.

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    THE LIBRARIAN - 5 x Boolean Logic for Babies cloth books and five prints of "Boolean Logic for Grown Ups". You'll also receive the books in digital form.

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    PERSONAL - A larger, personalized "Boolean Logic for Babies" with your baby's name sewn into the book, a hand-drawn sketch of one of the book characters and personalized thank you note. You'll also receive the books in digital form.

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    RETAIL - 10 x Boolean Logic for Babies cloth books and ten prints of "Boolean Logic for Grown Ups". You'll also receive the books in digital form.

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    MEET UP - come see where the magic happens in Portland! Come hang out with Eric for the day, get dinner, check out the Portland tech scene, and get one of the original book drawings, hand watercolored. *Travel not included

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Funding period

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