Jan 22 2016

ED Games Day in Washington DC

On December 8th, 2015, we were invited by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, along with a select group of 20+ developers, to participate in a session on Games for Assessment. The timing of this event could not have been more perfect. The passage of the Every Student Succeeds…

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Sep 30 2015

Executive Function - The Foundation for School Readiness

This article was published on Scientific Learning's blog. Over the past few weeks, millions of children across the United States began kindergarten. Whether graduating from a full-day preschool or parent-led homeschool or something in between, children will transition into their first year of a…

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May 05 2015

Department of Education Awards Grant to Kiko Labs!

We are thrilled to announce that Kiko Labs has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award! This is a follow up to the Phase I grant that we received in 2014 from the Department of Education. We could not be happier with the strong validation of our concept and the…

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Jan 15 2015

Announcing our new app - Kiko's Thinking Time!

We're extremely thrilled to announce the arrival of our new app, Kiko's Thinking Time! We've been working feverishly around the clock to get everything just right for this launch. This app builds upon the success of our first product, Thinking Time, and includes substantially more content: 10…

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Oct 15 2014

We're finalists in Verizon's Powerful Answers Award competition!

Where in the World is Innovation in Education? Verizon announces 2014 finalists in Powerful Answers Award’s Education category. Kiko Labs is so excited and honored to be selected as one of 10 finalists for the Verizon’s 2014 Powerful Answers Award! As we emerge as finalists from over 1870 sub…

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Sep 08 2014

We're featured in a case study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center!

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is tracking various companies designing educational games; exploring their design processes, lessons learned, funding woes, strategic business decisions, and research findings. This initiative is featured on Games and Learning.org. We are grateful for the experience of…

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Jun 30 2014

Kiko Labs wins SBIR grant from Department of Education

Kiko Labs among 12 awardees of a grant by Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) for Fiscal Year 2014! We're honored to be one of the 12 businesses to be awarded a grant through the Department of Education's SBIR program in 2014. The program is a highly competitive program that…

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Dec 11 2013

Announcing our first product: Thinking Time!

We're excited to share the news of our first product, Thinking Time, now available on the App Store. Research shows that cognitive skills like working memory, reasoning and flexibility predict children's success in school better than raw IQ. These skills are trainable. So we created an app that can…

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Sep 25 2013

The marshmallow test - what does it measure?

Many of us have seen the famous marshmallow test. Put a kid in a room with a marshmallow in front of her. Tell her that if you're leaving for a few minutes, and if she waits for you to return without eating the marshmallow, she'll get another one. The results are pretty comical (and agonizing for…

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Sep 05 2013

Interview with our advisor, Jenny Thomson

One of the cool things about our work at Kiko Labs is that we get the privilege of working with academic experts like Jenny Thomson, who is a member of our Scientific Advisory Board. For the past 6 years, Jenny has been an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School where she researches and …

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Jul 19 2013

Can playing games make you smarter?

I love playing memory cards with my three-year old daughter, if nothing more, just to see the look of concentration on her face as she tries to pick the right card, and the ensuing delight when she gets it right. I'd like to believe playing these sorts of thinking games is doing something more than…

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Jun 30 2013

Hello from Kiko Labs

Thank you for checking us out! It’s my first post and I thought I’d start by describing the intent behind this blog: As a parent, raising children in today’s technologically advanced world is both a challenge and a privilege. It’s a challenge because it’s tough to make informed choices without sifting t…

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