We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Reflection Sciences

  • Nov 03 2017

Reflection Sciences and Kiko Labs Partner to Pair Digital Tools to Measure and Improve School Readiness Reflection Sciences, a education technology company founded by University of Minnesota researchers, and Kiko Labs, the San Francisco developer of Kiko's Thinking Time games, are partnering to…

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ED Games Day in Washington DC

  • Jan 22 2016

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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Executive Function - The Foundation for School Readiness

  • Sep 30 2015

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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Department of Education Awards Grant to Kiko Labs!

  • May 05 2015

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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Announcing our new app - Kiko's Thinking Time!

  • Jan 15 2015

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

  • Oct 15 2014

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

  • Sep 08 2014

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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Kiko Labs wins SBIR grant from Department of Education

  • Jun 30 2014

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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Announcing our first product: Thinking Time!

  • Dec 11 2013

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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The marshmallow test - what does it measure?

  • Sep 25 2013

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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Interview with our advisor, Jenny Thomson

  • Sep 05 2013

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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Can playing games make you smarter?

  • Jul 19 2013

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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Hello from Kiko Labs

  • Jun 30 2013

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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