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Read and draw with your kids and grandkids in a video-call!

Caribu

Miami, FL, USA
Caribu helps children 0-7 years old to read and draw with their parents and grandparents through a video-call when they’re not in the same location. We are "FaceTime meets Kindle", for kids. Caribu is a truly innovative product for hundreds of millions of families separated across the globe. We have hundreds of books, in seven languages, on our platform and customers in 164 countries.
Introduction

What is Caribu?

“Raising three little girls away from the country where my husband and I were born and where we grew up, we always try to find ways on how to connect them with their grandparents and other family.”

Lorilain G.

What we do?

Caribu helps children 0-7 years old to read and draw with their parents and grandparents through a video-call when they’re not in the same location. We are "FaceTime meets Kindle", for kids. Caribu is a truly innovative product for hundreds of millions of families separated across the globe. We have hundreds of books, in seven languages, on our platform and customers in 164 countries. 

Why we do it?

In many communities, 2/3 of kindergarteners show up on their first day already behind national literacy benchmarks. Research shows that families must begin having engaging conversations and building vocabulary before children enroll in school. Caribu creates opportunities for a child to read and be read to, building a stronger vocabulary and the intrinsic desire to read, all through the common smartphone. We help parents, extended family and mentors read to children when they are not in the same location. Now, more than ever, families spend more and more time apart and children have less access to adults who can read to them in person. This is why we started with bedtime stories and focus on ages 0-7. In order to tackle the 30 Million word gap, and ensure children are read to at least twenty minutes a day, we must give parents the technology to read with their children every night no matter where they are.

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Innovation Overview
1 - 7
Age Group
50 000
Children/Users
26
Countries
2016
Established
For-profit
Organisation
331
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Download for free in Apple or Google App Store. Sign up for an account. Enjoy your free trial. Make your first Caribu Call!
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Video calls that kids don’t run away from. Caribu lets families read & color together in real time.
This mother's story will make you cry
Pitching at an Early Childhood Competition!
Meeting with one of our authors at Book Expo in NYC!

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