Kide Science impacts thousands of people around the world.
Read our success stories below to find out how we are making a difference.
Kide Science has a unique approach to learning: it feels like playing! But what's essential to note is that the research behind it is a serious business. In fact, the research is the very reason we're here.
Kide Science's pedagogical model is based upon five years of academic research led by Ph.D. Vartiainen (2016), and further refined through additional research projects (eg. Vartiainen & Kumpulainen (2020).
The impact of Kide Science's approach is evident through four levels of research.
Aisha Cosby is the District Principal in New York, USA. She purchased our Teacher Platform to support all of her teachers in New York District 2. Aisha explains how our playful inquiries are helping to support those crucial social and emotional skills which her children most certainly need.
Let’s hear from Elsa, an early years teacher from Helsinki Finland. Elsa has been using Kide Science with her class of 21 children, with many children needing extra support for their developmental barriers. Find out how Kide Science’s imaginary characters increased children’s focus and formed emotional connections.
In 2022, Kide Science was proud to collaborate with Dubai Cares: an organization significantly contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. This goal aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for children, and also promotes lifelong learningFind out how we encouraged children to be active agents for lifelong learning in this 6 month project.
In 2021, Brazil English Language School chain Red Balloon partnered with Kide Science. They recognised how vocab-rich our stories are, and how our playful inquiry process is underscored by developing children’s language skills. In Kide Science’s pedagogy, we hold that language is a dominant cultural tool to mediate meanings.
Meet Alan, the founder of InNordic, a Hong Kong Education start-up. InNordics have been using Kide Science since 2020 as part of a franchisee partnership, offering Kide’s pedagogy as part of enrichment clubs. Alan discusses many ways in which Kide has impacted children, including a heightened awareness of the natural world, deeper levels of curiosity, and a greater love of learning. He also shares how Kide has transformed his teaching to include a flat hierarchy with the children: building a relaxed and fun learning environment for all.
Busayo delivers Kide Science lessons to groups of children in different schools. She felt empowered to do this, even without having a teaching background: she was that excited by our teacher platform.Busayo has been most impressed by her children’s conceptual development: built up through our lessons by using stories, play and imagination.
Kide Science offers engaging lesson plans to make learning fun. But that's not all. We place inquiry-based learning at the heart of every lesson in order to build everyone's confidence, including the educator.
We understand that implementing new teaching practices can be challenging for teachers. That's why Kide also provides a range of professional development training opportunities.
One of our main aims for the training is to achieve that ‘aha moment:’ where educators realize that actually, inquiry-based learning can happen everywhere, at any time.
In fact, after our training, over 80% of teachers feel an increase in confidence using an inquiry approach.
Nyla Khan, co-founder of Mirai Partners, Louisa, and Kids World Nurseries has recognised the impact of Kide’s teacher training.
She recognizes that Kide provides an accessible, scalable and practical way of training teachers' in their holistic understanding of early years STEAM. She believes that this is one way of helping the global crisis of teacher shortages.
Watch what she has to say here.
Edu+Craft are a hobby club based in Thailand who have been using Kide Science for many years. Here they discuss how a large percentage of teachers feel a lack of skills and knowledge to lead science activities.
Ornanong explains how Kide has impacted her teaching confidence. The simplicity of Kide has helped her to nurture curiosity in her children - a style of teaching she was previously unsure of.
Hear from Ornanong here.
The HundrED’s annual Global Collection highlights 100 leading innovations in K12 education from around the world. Kide Science was chosen for the 3rd year in a row as it has been rapidly scaling and is showing a high degree of impact all over the world.– HundrED Academy Member
With a pool of 124 submissions from over 40 countries, XTC and UNICEF shortlisted TOP 10 education tech start-up companies with the potential to improve learning outcomes for 100 million children globally.- Angeles Cortesi, Chief of Global Learning Innovation Hub, UNICEF
Kide Science is an inspiring solution that sparks the desire to learn and experiment. Provides insights and a joy of learning and appeals to a wide audience. The jury sees in the solution massive potential to be an impressive, significant and even world-changing solution.– Secretary of State Tuomo Puumala from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
The Super Connect for Good Competition seeks to discover and super connect the best emerging tech startups and scale-ups creating positive social impact to enhance people's lives through technology. Congratulations to Kide Science for being crowned our Regional Winner for the DACH & Nordics region.– Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder CEO of Empact Ventures
"The Common Sense Seal program recognizes outstanding media with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections for Learning are best-in-class media resources and tools that facilitate great learning experiences for students and educators.
Kide Science is one of the Top7 finalist in the Launch Startup Competition (Austin, Texas) that showcases emerging innovations and breakthrough technologies making an impact on the future of teaching and learning.– Presented by Walton Family Foundation
The EdTech Awards 2023 have been announced and Kide Science was chosen as TOP10 Finalist in two categories: The Best Content Provider Solution and The Best Science Solution. Celebrating its 13th year, the US-based program is the world's largest recognition program for education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be.
Kide Science won the Early Childhood & Family Tech SharkTank in the US and from those Semi Finalist winners were also chosen for the EdTech Cup TOP 5. Those 5 company winners got a prize from Google and present on the main stage at the New York EdTech Week 2022.– Ash Kaluarachchi, CEO at Started & producer at EDTECH WEEK
After the scores from the judges and more than 10,000 votes submitted by the public across the world, Kide Science was selected as the most cutting-edge innovator in Education & Media.– Alessandra Sollberger, Founder of Top Tier Impact
Stem Mets runs hobby programs in Nigeria. They have been using Kide Science activities to enhance their clubs since 2020.
A parent there describes how Kide has fulfilled her child's aspirations to be a scientist, and how their engagement has continued to grow. She gives specific examples of how her little scientist has applied their conceptual understanding to meaningful situations, linking their learning from playful scenarios to real life.
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Kide’s partnership with Finnish education book publisher Oppi&ilo has ignited even more Finnish families’ inquiry skills. Over 25,000 activity books have been sold, including books about the human body, energy and water. (Only in Finnish
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Kide Science have impacted over 300,000 Finnish families with their engaging TV series. Created with YLE Areena, the three series spark a child’s love of Science, inspiring them to get hands on in their learning.
Find the episodes here
In 2023, Kide Science made a significant impact in early childhood education by introducing its play-based learning approach to nearly 100 World Bank representatives in Washington D.C. The keynote presentation, titled "The Power of Imagination - When Learning Feels Like Playing," emphasized the importance of play for young children and raised worldwide concern about the decreasing amount of play among children, which can negatively impact their mental well-being.
Whilst we are a business, children are at the heart of what we do. We want to impact as many young investigators around the world as possible: no matter their economic background. That’s why we have granted financial aid to tens of educators and families when they’ve needed it most. No child should miss out on learning crucial inquiry skills.
We all know that early science education relies on hands-on learning. But what about during the COVID-19 pandemic? In chapter 17 of this publication, our founder Jenni explores how playful inquiry positively impacts children’s learning, even remotely. She details how Kide Science translated its early science education model to answer distance learning needs and, crucially, how children’s engagement could still be supported.
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