This is why I love Twitter. Lots of tiny connections being made, wonderful stuff being shared, and every so often, you find something that is really, really amazing.
I found @Kiboomu as I puttered around on Twitter, and noticed they wonderful tips and fun kids activities posted on a regular basis. So I checked out their site and GUESS WHAT?! Yep, their site is as cool as their Twitter feed.
It’s actually better than cool. It’s a smart source for parents and educators to find fun and educational stuff for their kids, everything from kids crafts to apps to music to recipes. Everything on their site is thoughtful and well-planned, with a healthy helping of humor, which, as a parent, I can’t do without. I can tell their main emphasis is children’s educational music, but they seem to understand that parents want more than one thing from a website, so their scope is pretty broad.
I downloaded one of their music apps for kids, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Preschool Storybook Piano”… it’s soooo much fun! I might even let my kids play it, but they may have to wrestle it away from me. Playing it in ‘farm’ mode is absolutely hilarious - squawk!
I love that you can always find something new and fun for your kids at Kiboomu.com. In additon to all the free kids crafts, printables and recipes, every month, Kiboomu.com offers free learning songs for children. Downloaded by parents, nannies and teachers all over the world (and no wonder!), these free children’s songs are rotated by season, holiday and educational themes.
Sherry Segal and Wendy Wiseman are the driving forces behind Kiboomu. I think they’re brilliant: they took their passion for kids’ learning and music and developed a whole site full of fun and educational resources for kids, and they did it really well. It’s one thing to have passion, but having the skills to back it up…? That’s the sweet spot, and I think they hit it perfectly.
Check out Kiboomu’s website or Twitter stream (@Kiboomu) and let me know if you agree!
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