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Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Children Parler Le Français

Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Children Parler Le Français

The creator of New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Rainbow Reading programme, Meryl-lynn Pluck, has teamed with two Nelson book designers, Carolyn Sygrove and Lisa Caron, to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to help fund the production of a revolutionary educational tool the trio have developed, which helps young children to learn the French language naturally and easily, in a similar manner to how children learn their first language.

Their product, LingoMagic, is described as an interactive language learning programme which works by combining a ‘magic audio wand’ with specially designed books. Fun and easy to use, it makes the most of young children’s natural abilities to absorb additional languages.

If the campaign is successful, the funds raised will help to support the production of a minimum of 500 ‘magic audio wands’ and printing of 500 sets of books (12 per set).

Meryl-lynn Pluck says the idea to create LingoMagic was inspired when the trio were working on an early reading resource together in 2013.

“Last year, whilst producing a ‘learn to read’ resource, it occurred to us the techniques we were using would be perfect for children learning another language. This is how we came up with the
LingoMagic concept,” says Meryl-lynn.

“Although we are designing the books ourselves, we need extra funds to meet production costs, so we’re hoping the Kickstarter campaign will enable us to move to the next stage.

Research shows learning a foreign language at a young age improves brain development and instils a facility to learn many languages. Because the ‘magic’ pen features a native French speaker, LingoMagic is an ideal resource for children whose parents are not bilingual but recognise the value of their children learning multiple languages.
Our vision is to make learning new languages fun, easy and accessible to parents and children all around the world. Now we just need people to get behind us by pledging their support. This will help ensure our product is produced, with special rewards on offer for those who place pledges, if our project is successful.”

To help bring LingoMagic to life, there are a variety of pledging options available, starting from just $5-

Click here to make a pledge or find out more. Click here to visit the LingoMagic Facebook page.


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