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April 29, 2020

Favourite Pages, Favourite Books

One of the greatest discoveries I ever made as a reader is that if I’m not enjoying a book, I don’t have to finish it. The same is true for your kids. Here’s how having favourites can help them become lifelong readers.
April 10, 2020

Life of the (Netflix) Party

One of our favorite ways for staying socially connected lately has been to host virtual movie nights with friends and family. We use video chat,  a web browser plugin called "Netflix Party," and a hilarious addition we've dubbed the  "Toddler Cam."
April 3, 2020

Story-based Learning

For thousands of years, story is the means by which we’ve entertained and trained each other. It is a fantastic motivator for learning—especially learning to read. Here's how we use story-based learning in our Kasuku Stories learn-to-read apps.
March 30, 2020

The In-Between

While there’s no way I can know how you’re feeling in the midst of this current global crisis, for a brief moment, I’d like to give you permission to feel—whatever it is that you’re feeling in response to this pandemic—by sharing how I’m feeling right now.
March 8, 2018

LLF Goes Social

We love learning in all its forms. So when it comes to making amazing learning software, we read a lot, staying inspired by the latest on learning, teaching, and technology. This week, we decided to open up all of this research to you, our fans, on social media.
October 18, 2016

Kasuku is Tired

By having the device ‘cut off’ an activity at the right time, kids stayed engaged with learning longer. When they were done learning, they simply put the device down, without complaints or tantrums, and come back the next day ready and excited to learn some more. We call this feature “Kasuku is Tired.”
October 16, 2016

Mercy and Caring

I don’t know what I was expecting a children’s home to be like, but I was in no way prepared for the amazing project that Mama Nancy and Mze Edwin built at at Mercy and Caring Childrens Home in Kitale, Kenya.
October 15, 2016

Making it Fly

I’ve been thrown into a lot of unexpected speaking situations, but standing up and facing 40 Swahili-speaking children in East Africa, challenged with the task of explaining why we were there—this was not a topic or setting that I had any experience in.
October 14, 2016

Road to Kitale

From the inside of a bus, we got our first look at Kenya proper. We saw apartments, golf courses, donkey carts, piki pikis, tuk tuks, markets, shepherds, zebras, baboons, and M-pesa stands everywhere. We saw more things than we could conceivably process, and then we saw more. For 6 hours we looked out the windows onto a country that we don’t yet understand
October 13, 2016

So, You’re in Kenya?

In a few days, we are heading to a children’s home in rural Kenya. We will stay there for 10 days, to meet the kids, learn what we can of the language and culture, and give our software is first major field test.
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