Most parents want their children to have a strong beginning. Parents read books, watch videos, and talk to other parents just so they can do the best for their children.
Until recently, we might have known that language acquisition is important, but how can you know if your child is actually hearing enough words?
Researchers found out that the critical period for language acquisition is before kindergarten.
The unique solution?
One of the secrets to doing anything well, is to track your effort over time. Starling is a small, cute looking unit, that you can put next to your child’s cradle or attach to their stroller – and it will measure the number of words your child hears each day.
Starling helps parents know that their child is being exposed to the right number of words.
The important thing is that most children do not spend the whole day with their parents. They are sometimes with the grandparents, elder siblings, or other caregivers. Starling let’s you know that during these times your child had someone reading to them or doing other activities which help your child develop verbally.
Each day during the early life of your child from age 1-3 is really an opportunity to help them develop fully.
Parents might think they are speaking to their children enough during this early age, but when it was measured, a lot of parents were actually distracted by their phones, television, or other activities.
Starling helps you focus and know that you are giving quality time to helping your child develop.
Essential lesson from these makers:
Chris and the other founders did their masters at Stanford, with an emphasis on educational development. Chris, who is a dedicated father himself, found out that this earliest age has a massive opportunity to create a strong foundation for children.
Startling was a way to really make it clear how much exposure to verbal stimulus a child is getting, by letting parents see it visually on the app.
Check out the audio interview with Chris above. A ton of extremely detailed insights into crowdfunding and also into developing the story behind your product and reaching the right kinds of people.
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