Boost your child's curiosity and critical thinking skills with our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Talking Book series (ages 3-10).
The story of Sir Issac Newton has had a strong impact on our team. If Newton had seen the apple fall and ignored it, mankind might have had to wait much longer for someone else to discover gravity.
Ths is why Discover Wonders Talking Books uses everyday items as the starting point to examine different aspects of our world - science, technology, literature, arts, history, world awareness, life application, engineering, mathematics, and many more. We are determined to develop innovative giants like Newton.
Each unit is presented in scenes relevant to children.
A unique feature of the Discover Wonders Talking Book is that, with the help of the Discover Talking Pen, you can record your voice on each page, saving the precious moments of your bonding time with your child.
Grandparents and remote relatives can also send you audio files to be transferred to recording stickers. Now your child can open a photo book and hear the greetings from their favorite auntie, uncle, or grannie.
Put recording stickers onto any of your child's favorite books! Just put the recording stickers next to the text. Viola! Your child can listen to their favorite story 20 times in a row, while having full control of the pace.
Each book has over 300 audio hotspots. We believe children are extremely curious about how the world works starting at a very young age. Their reading abilities and parents' availability sometimes limit them. We want to fuel that curiosity by empowering children to learn and revise at their own pace.
Talking Pen Features
Invisible code is printed on each page. The optical reader at the end of the pen acts like a barcode scanner and calls the audio file assigned to the code.
Learning is extra fun with over 300 hotspots
Because of these audio hotspots, children as young as 3 years old can start finding answers on their own and start recognizing words through our games and quizzes.
Older children who can read will find the content interesting and relevant to read with or without the Talking Pen.
From growing up in a slum to becoming a management consultant
Hi, I'm Cecilia, Founder of Discover Wonders Talking Books. I grew up in a slum in Hong Kong. I was fortunate to have parents who understood the importance of education. Because of their vision and dedication, my sister and I received full scholarships to study in the United States. I became the first to graduate from college in our whole family history and eventually got my MBA and became a management consultant.
Education breaks the poverty cycle. I am determined to give back by helping parents take control of their children's education and maximize their kids' potential.
I am the lucky mom to Brielle (4 years old) and Gisele (18 months). They are my muses.
Starting at age 3, Brielle has been asking me questions so hard I had to look up answers all the time. I came to realize she was the most excited to learn when I made her lessons relevant to her favorite things. For example, once I introduced buoyancy during her bath time, evaporation while we watched the clouds, and solubility of salt when we cooked together, Brielle kept making new discoveries relating to water.
That was the beginning of Discover Wonders. The Talking component is a means to an end. The gem is the content -- a systematic way to inspire children to think beyond the surface.
My dream is to help parents who care about education help their children maximize their potential! Join my movement!
1. Hall of Fame (with your child's voice)
This is a unique reward you don't see often! You can send us a recording of your child reading out your name. We will put your name and the audio file in the back of the first publication of the Water book. How cool is it for your child to find your name and hear their own voice in a published book!
2. The Talking Pen
The Discover Talking Pen has 200 hours of audio capacity for your talking book audio and your own recordings. Our Talking Pen has passed shock, vibration, and drop testing. Long story short, it was built to withstand torture.
3. The Talking Books
Each book has over 50 pages of high quality STEM material. You will not see any recording stickers in your books. Invisible code will be printed directly on them for a seamless experience.
The packages mainly vary based on how many books you would like to get. You will get one of these books below delivered to your door in this order:
4. Recording Stickers
You can put these stickers on photo books, your child's favorite books, or even flash cards with a second language you are teaching your child. You can override with new recordings any time.
Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions!
Please note that shipping is around USD $10/month, depending on your location and how many months you are purchasing. You can find the specific shipping cost under the pledges to the right -->
Pledges / Packages
The Discover Talking Pen is now fully functional and we have content outlines ready for the first few Discover Wonders Talking Books. Manufacturing is just a couple calls away. I am primarily self-funded to get to this point. I just need to know there is demand for this project to move forward.
With your help, I can:
- Commission amazing writers, illustrators, and voice actors to finish the first Talking Book
- Meet minimum manufacturing order requirements
- Build a community that gives me feedback on what book topics and units will interest your children most
Team and Partners:
Ming and I started our life-long friendship via song. Ming is an amazing soprono of the Concert Choir and I was the accompanist. From Classical to Broadway to A Cappella, we shared one of the best times of our lives.
Nine years later, as mom-trepreneurs and mothers of wonderful children, we are now embarking on new missions: to be the best mothers we can be and maximize our children's potential.
Special thanks to Bryce Fisher, JP Stoops, and Katie Richardson!
A little behind the scenes:
Risks and challenges
To minimize risk, I started working on this project one year ago. I have been testing prototypes from different manufacturers, getting samples from illustration artists and voice artists, as well as identifying talented children's books writers.
I built the team with scaling up in mind. As a former management/strategy consultant, I helped build a $5B business unit for a Fortune 10 company. I brought a financial tech startup from just having a prototype to having 3M users in the pipeline. I worked out logistical issues for multi-billion dollar companies.
On top of all that, I have been a stay-at-home mom, a homeschooling mom, a full-time working mom, and a mom with a husband in residency. I know the challenges and beauty of motherhood, and I have a strong network of brillant moms who contribute continually to create content meaningful to children.
Manufacturing is a couple calls away. Content outline has been drafted. Talents have been identified. This means we can work simultaneously on all the books and signficantly reduce the time it would take to make this all a reality.
What you are seeing in our videos and photos are functional prototypes. The real products will be even better!
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave us a message through Kickstarter.
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