I'd like to introduce you to Kidiosity, an exciting (and timely) new venture that has just launched from our backyard in Englewood, Colorado. Kidiosity (Kids & Curiosity, get it?) is an iPhone app and a website, created to help strengthen families and better prepare children for success in life. Every week, Kidiosity delivers unique ideas for spending quality time with your kids. The activities are intended to be done easily, complete with visuals and step-by-step instructions.
What's really cool, though, are the education and discussion topics that accompany the activities. So while you're spending quality time with your kids, you have the opportunity to illuminate "lessons" or engage in meaningful conversations. In fact, each day Kidiosity provides a new conversation starter. They hope you will bring the discussion to the dinner table, or pose a meaningful question in the car as you're driving across town.
The company was started by Andy Zurcher and Will Giuliani, two parents who are veterans of the start-up community in Denver. Like most of us, they got caught up in their hectic schedules, and the craziness of life, and realized that one of the first things to fall off the plate was the intentional, quality time with their kids. So instead of just trying harder, they decided to do something about it.
"Did you know that 8 out of 10 parents feel like their kids are growing up too quickly, and 7 out of 10 constantly worry that they're not creating enough lifelong memories with their kids?" said Zurcher. "We think by making it easier, and delivering ideas and discussion topics right to your mobile device, there's an opportunity to help parents connect a little deeper with their kids."
The Kidiosity app and website have just launched, and are offered at $2 per month for an annual subscription. However, because they hope to get as much feedback as possible from their early users, they're offering a free month's subscription to all users who register with this link.
Check it out. And if you feel so inclined, help support this new venture from one of your neighbors!