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1 in 10 UK kids spend more than 50 hours a week in front of a screen

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2019
1 in 10 UK children are spending more than 50 hours per week watching TV, playing video games or interacting with a smartphone according to the findings of a report looking at the relationships between parents and technology conducted by Care.com, an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. The report, which quizzed more than 800 parents in Britain about the role of technology in ...
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Turtle Pack powers ahead with it's swimming aid for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2019
Turtle Pack is an innovative swimming aid that aim's to change the way kids aged 3-6 learn to swim. We found out more about this innovative Livingston-based startup. Turtle Pack is an innovative swimming aid that will change the way kids aged 3-6 learn to swim. Comprising of a high-quality neoprene vest and three removable foam shells, Turtle Pack has been designed by swimming experts to ensure t...
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SwapBots - augmented reality at play

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2018
The children's toys that burst to life with your smartphone or tablet through the magic of augmented reality... thanks to Liverpool based startup SwapBotsAlthough we have written before about how augmented reality can be used for educational purposes, it is also undeniably a great medium for play. Taking advantage of this fact, SwapBots is a game played in augmented reality using physical, c...
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GoHenry - the pocket money card for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2018
GoHenry - Money management for kids thanks to this innovative startup which offers a pre-paid, pocket-money Card and app with unique parental controls, for young people aged 6 to 18... Money habits, whether good or bad, are learned as young as seven years old. Children, understandably, have no grasp of the imaginary, man-made concept of monetary value. This is why children can rack up massive bil...
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BleepBleeps - the tech parenting brand

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd September 2018
BleepBleeps - The lowdown on the startup that's creating innovative connected products to make the art of parenting easier! Raising children is like a very good analogy for something difficult. They need food and drink and clothes and you have to talk to them and be nice and it’s exhausting. Getting the little angels to do do what they’re supposed to - like sleep or brush their teeth ...
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Koru Kids - Innovation in childcare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2018
Koru Kids - the London based startup that's providing the perfect childcare solution for modern families with affordable, convenient after-school and nanny care. Raising children is not an easy task from any angle. While many new parents and expecting parents-to-be think about things such as whether they are in a good school district, whether they are making enough money to support a child, and h...
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Pip says Hello World

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2018
In a world that revolves around computers as much as the sun, interest in coding is not what it could be. People - particularly children - want to play the games made by coding, use the phones that programming makes possible, and try to get around the programming that stops Siri swearing; they’re less interested in actually learning the if() statements and the...you know, the other ones that...
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Highbrow - Media Content aimed at children

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
Keeping your children from seeing inappropriate content online is not an easy task. The internet is not designed to help you with this, and the implementation of child safety features, age verification, age classification, etc., is ineffective. Things sneak past the filters, the adverts that play on an age-appropriate video might not themselves be appropriate, and those tasked with keeping childre...
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Startup of the Week - KidsKnowBest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2017
Let’s face it - online reviews and ratings are pretty important to most of us these days. Whether we want to check out other people’s opinions of a particular restaurant or what the general consensus is on the latest blockbuster movie, it’s become the norm to do a little online research in advance of committing either our money or our time. Of course there are lots of online res...
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Mrs Wordsmith - The EdTech startup for kids that's making learning new words a doddle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2017
Words. Perhaps we could insert some kind of eloquent, almost poetic sentiment here about how words do stuff and things and are good; however, we didn’t have the benefit of learning from London-based EdTech startup Mrs Wordsmith (not to be confused with Mr Swordsmith, we were mildly disappointed to discover). The team behind Mrs Wordsmith includes professors of linguistics, lecturers in...
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