Monday, March 09, 2009

Know any two year olds?

Before I had Lucy, I had a work baby. . . it was called Central Park. THE work project of all work projects. It wasn't just my baby, it was/is a lot of people's baby but I'm terribly proud of the work I did on it and the way it was going when I left. . . one of the hardest parts of leaving this amazing job that I'd been at for almost 10 years was not being able to finish this project.

Well, now I get to see it finished! And maybe I can actually help test it! It is an at-home educational program meant for toddlers and their parents (they call it "lapware" because the parent drives the mouse while,
in theory, the child sits on your lap and points at the screen). Waterford Institute has been creating top-rate educational curriculum for schools for years and has demonstrated how technology can boost even the toughest schools into competitive test scores and eliminate remediation.

If you have or know any two-year-olds, consider signing up for their beta testing. They would love your input and I am pretty sure you'll love their product. See more of the videos and examples here. . .

9 comments:

katherine said...

hello, we just signed up. thanks Jul. and good work!! you. are. amazing.

Lindsey said...

Wow!! The video totally had Jack's attention. What a neat project to be a part of.

brooklyn said...

we have already signed up. this looks pretty cool. way to go.

missy said...

Awesome! I'm really excited about this! Tell us what parts you worked on. I loved the demo, I can't wait to show Tan and Max!

Kim said...

We signed up. I cheated the system since Emily is not yet two. She LOVES it.

mushroommeadows said...

That is seriously cute! I love their bushy tails...now, if I could only find a toddler.

Julie said...

Thanks Jul! We signed up so I'll let you know how it goes.

Long time no talk. It's great to see your blog and your adorable daughter.

Nate Baertsch said...

So cool! Brings back a lot of old memories eh? Good times.

hOLLIANN said...

That is so exciting...I will have to think about it...I always seem to have a two year old.