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A Remarkable 1st Week with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Blog, Blog Posts | 1 comment

Here’s to Strong Women, May we Know Them, May we Be Them, May we Raise Them. L ast week I joined the inaugural class of 6 women chosen from 200+ applicants by Prosper Women’s Accelerator to join their 13 week program in St. Louis Missouri. Prosper, led by Jennifer Ehlen and Dr. Mary Jo Gorman, will be helping women entrepreneurs not only through investment, but also through mentoring with successful women entrepreneurs, providing training on how to scale businesses and raise follow-on capital. I flew to St. Louis on Monday to join the class. I was...

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National Young Readers Day: Our Favorite Bedtime Stories

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For National Young Readers Day, we have put together a list of our favorite bedtime stories. Sofia’s Dream: In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon’s point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect the Earth and to encourage others to do the same. Stellaluna: When Stellaluna is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, she finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. Swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many...

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What I Learned Making My First App : by Sachi, 6th grade

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog Posts, Our News | 1 comment

[Note: This is a guest blog post by Sachi, daughter of KiteReaders' founders] Hi, my name is Sachi, I’m now a sixth grader, and I made an iOS app over the summer break.  My mom (she’s a software engineer) taught me, my sister, and my friends how to program over the summer.   It’s a simple math app with basic functions, animations and audio. The app is called “Math With Mikko” and it is available for download in the Apple App Store here: download link and you can watch the app trailer below. I learned a bit of Ruby programming language two years ago using a...

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Sweet Summer Reads: Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Gentle and sweet story about the Pye family’s summer adventure on Fire island. The language is excellent and appropriate for 3rd-5th grade. There are lot’s of little anecdote’s to amuse the kids, about animals, birds along the way as the story builds up to a nice climax. The characters are entertaining with distinct personalities. I thought it was funny that the author even wrote from the point of view of the cat, she must be a cat owner. A delightful book that my daughter and I read this summer. This is what she had to say “I think this book should be read with lots...

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YAY! KiteReaders Wins PubWest Design Gold!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog Posts, Our News | 0 comments

  We are delighted to share that Moby Dick: A Baby Lit Ocean Primer, an enhanced eBook designed and developed by KiteReaders for it’s partner Gibbs Smith wins a Design Gold Medal within Enhanced E-Book category of PubWest’s 2014 Book Design Awards competition.   Moby Dick enhanced edition was produced in fixed-layout EPUB3 format and contains custom animations with smoothing sound effects and read-along audio – designed and produced by KiteReaders team.   KiteReaders was in a good company in this category with the silver medal in this category was awarded to Chronicle...

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Reading and learning with non-fiction books

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

By Aarti Parikh    I consider myself fortunate that both my kids love to read. Like most parents, I worry about the quality of what they are reading. A lot of what they gravitate towards is fiction. This is a natural thing. We all love a good story. However, I would love for them to develop a habit of reaching for non-fiction book’s at the library. To encourage this, together with my kids, we have created a goal of reading one non-fiction book a month. They really enjoy reading books with me. We usually alternate reading the chapters out aloud and then discuss, research or do an...

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