While we’re talking about education, I wanted to share something that a friend sent me the other day.
A friend of hers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get his educational children’s project off the ground. It’s called Explorey Stories, and it’s an app that combines story time with experiential activities for your kids. It will help you turn classic stories (Fairy Tales, Greek Mythology, Bible Stories, Shakespeare, etc.) into fun “adventures.”
Every Explorey Story begins with the Adventure Pack, which is a list of items you will use to tell the story: sheets, pillows, towels, sugar, etc. You will find all of the Adventure pack items in your home, which is one of the coolest parts of the project, IMO. So you go on an expedition to complete the Adventure Pack, and then the story begins.
Then, each Explorey Story consists of spontaneous activities to encourage play (called Sidetracks) and educational experiments (called Road Trips). The Road Trips are performed after the story and reinforce many math, science, fine arts and language arts principles.
So it’s almost like a lesson plan in a fun story time app. I love the concept. They’re halfway to their goal, with 16 days to go. The project will only be funded if they reach their $15,000 goal by August 8.
I’ll let you know if they make it!