Most of us have checked out a fundraiser that this friend or that friend posted on one of the many social media outlets, right? I’ve backed quite a few over the past couple of years, mostly comic related (of course). But this one is different. My Little Geek is a Kickstarter that needs to be funded. If not, millions of kids might not follow in their nerdy mom’s or geeky dad’s footsteps!
Luckily, this is the perfect way to help. The very attainable goal will help these New Zealanders (Andrew and Sarah Spear) create and produce two board books and an app to start these pre-school kids off on the right foot! Named Nerdy Numbers and Sci-fi Shapes, these books are sure to please. They are including numeric basics like one through ten, but also threw in pi, the speed of light, and (of course) 42. The shapes book will cover the well-known squares and circles, but will also have a dodecahedron, twin helix, and the ever awesome tesseract. The app will include both of these books as well as the original My Little Geek alphabet book, which has important and memorable letters like “Z is for Zombies!” You’ll be able to level up and gain achievements as you go through the mini-games and they already have plans to add more books as upgrades!
What geeky parent wouldn’t want this for their young nerdling? The books would be first available to backers of the project, either at a reduced price or free (depending on the donation reward) and the app would be strictly for the iPad, though I would wager an Android version would be quick to follow. All of this could come true if you and I pitch in a little green (or whatever color your money is where you are. I’m American, we call it green, get off my case!) to help these folks bring their dream to fruition. As I’m writing this they are a few days in with over 10% of the goal in already! It ends on June 25, 2013, but don’t wait until the last minute, those incentives are limited in some cases.
And remember, this isn’t about us. It’s about the children. We cannot always be there to show them the right path. Start them young so they will have a chance in this ever changing nerdy world we live in. They have to know the truth is out there and that Han shot first.
If you still aren’t convinced, jump over to the Kickstarter page and see what all the fuss is about. It’s definitely worth it.