Updated: Aug 13
Hi 👋 My name is Laura, and I am the mom building Wanderly, a personalized and interactive storytelling platform. Thank you so much for your interest in Wanderly!
You are here for a reason. 💖 When you signed up, what did you hope Wanderly would be? I have a feeling you wanted it to be something magical. I want Wanderly to be magical too. When I first started to imagine what Wanderly could be, I was reminded of the stories I grew up on: impromptu stories told to me by my parents at bedtime, choose-your-own-adventure stories, and adventure stories that made me learn new words and facts just because they were fun. After working 6 years in EdTech, I’ve come to realize how little fun learning has become. Education has become a single railroad track that kids can get on or off, but there is little time or resources to encourage the endless curiosity of childhood. And in making learning confined to standardized tests and grades, children’s confidence is often eroded by tiny paper cuts. I am building Wanderly to be different. First and foremost, I want Wanderly to be fun. Children learn through stories, and I can’t imagine a better way to learn than letting a child explore a story, taking each twist and turn wherever they want. Stories can also teach you things; in the early years, just reading together can make a huge difference. In later years, vocabulary and facts can be introduced, expanding a child’s view of the world while also passively increasing success in the classroom. Wanderly is just getting started, but I hope you can see the kind of product I want it to be. But I can only make it into this kind of product with your help. I’m relying on folks like you to help me bring this product to life. I want to hear from you, and I want you to tell me what would make Wanderly the perfect product for you (and I will try to make it happen with my limited budget). If I am successful, I might be able to hire a team and run towards building Wanderly faster.
All this is to say: Thanks for being here. And if you can, please fill out this survey to help me know who you are and what got you excited about Wanderly in the first place.
Wanderly CEO and mom :)