Blog of the Week: Kiboomu Brings Music To Your Child
October 9, 2011
Congratulations to Kiboomu: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week!
It’s no secret that children love signing. Whether it’s crooning to the songs on the radio, or chanting a nursery rhyme, kids learn and absorb a wealth of information via music. One site that brings music together with a variety of different printable and online elements is Kiboomu.com, a site for kids developed by Wendy Wiseman and Sherry Segal.
On Kiboomu, Parents and Teachers can search for simple and easy kids crafts, educational songs with lyrics, activities and printables, recipes, iphone apps for kids, and all-around fun play for preschool, daycare, kindergarten, and home school children.
Wendy and Sherry love everything to do with children, education, music, business and entrepreneurship. In fact, their slogan is “Kids Grow Smart With Music!” They are also die-hard technology geeks. I had the chance to talk to Wendy further about her inspiration and passions:
SM: What was your inspiration for starting Kiboomu?
Wendy: Sherry and I are both successful and award winning educational music and book publishers whose mission is to educate children through music. We do this on a daily basis at Kiboomu by combining our music with preschool & kindergarten curriculum crafts, recipes and printables.
SM: What are you most passionate about?
Wendy: Creating new and exciting ways for parents, daycare workers and teachers to incorporate music into the school curriculum and help make learning fun for children.
SM: What is the most popular section of your site?
Wendy: The most popular sections are the kids songs & lyrics section, and the school printables and our Youtube channel – which now has over 2.4 millions views!
Wendy and Sherry currently have 6 music apps available; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old MacDonald, ABC Song, Toddler Sing & Learn, Preschool Sing & Learn and First Words Sing & Learn. All 6 music iPhone and iPad apps for kids are consistently listed on “What’s Hot” and “New & Noteworthy” on iTunes. They were named in iLounge Top 100 Apps for 2010 and also won the Creative Child Toys Award 2010 and Parent Tested Parent Approved Award 2011.
Wendy is an award-winning entrepreneur and platinum award-winning singer/songwriter. Her savvy business sense has resulted in her receiving a Top 100 Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award and The Profit 100 Award as one of Canada’s top 100 companies. Sherry, a former school teacher, is an award-winning children’s book publisher. She also has over 10 years of marketing and sales experience working for Fortune 500 companies, such as Pearson Education and Reader’s Digest.