With research suggesting that girls opt out of STEM at six-years-old, we at the Tech Girls Movement feel that it is important to educate young people from a young age as to the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), and innovation and adventure from a young age.
You may be familiar with our Tech Girls are Superheroes books, which are aimed at girls between 7 and 17. With 56, 000 copies of our Tech Girls are Superheroes books 1 & 2 distributed across Australia and New Zealand; we are super excited to launch our next book online!
In collaboration Like a Photon, another Brisbane based creative organisation, we have launched our Tech Heroes Island on the Kindergo App, which is currently free for download on the Apple store. The reason we wanted to work with Like a Photon is to engage children from a young age about the amazing science and technology adventures they can embark on, but also to present real-life female role models to girls as they are learning about the world.
These strong, creative and innovative characters, including Jewella, Violet Ninja, Dragonfly and Scriptrix are a fun way to think about our digital futures.
Designed for children aged 2 to 7 years, these fantastic stories not only teach children to read by having an audible component when clicking on each word, but they’re also beautifully illustrated by our very own Dan Heck and Like a Photon’s illustrator, Costa Daniel.
We’re offering you the opportunity to get yourself a copy of Kindergo and our brand new Tech Heroes Island for free, for a limited time, and come and join us at the State Library of Queensland, once again on the 7th of October to officially launch the Kindergo app and our Tech Heroes Island.
Who knows, you may even spot a superhero!