Welcome to Kodo Kids- a company with a singular focus: Children!
We’re glad you found us! Take some time to look through our site, but first here are a few things you should know about Kodo Kids.
A Note from Chris
I originally founded Kodo Kids in 2008 with only one product, the Chalk Spinner. At the time I was a designer, a big kid and a new father. The Chalk Spinner took me to my very first education conference, NAEYC (why not go big?). While I knew I had something cool, I had no idea of the educational ramifications until I heard the excitement that came from the educators and industry experts that stopped by our booth. I returned home with a new purpose: how could I use my strengths to make a real difference in the education of our earliest learners? Eight years later, I feel that Kodo Kids is truly beginning to make that impact.
In today’s world, children have less opportunity to think deeply and innovate creatively. Experiences which cultivate these skill sets are largely absent in early education, at the age which these skills are most critical. Kodo kids seeks to help provide these experiences through playful, open-ended products which promote intentional learning, investigative personalities and out of the box problem solving. Through these experiences, the foundation for lifelong curiosity and development of the whole child is cultivated.
Our Promise to You
The Kodo Kids team puts the child first in everything we do. We fully embrace and do not deviate from the philosophy of learning through relevant play experiences. Children have an instinctual urge to explore and discover, which they achieve through play. We strive to provide tools and resources for the Early Childhood Education classroom which cultivate the opportunity for kids to think deeply and creatively, and foster intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
While we have a design team, education specialists and a number of fantastic ECE expert advisors, we cannot do our very best for your children without your feedback. Please contact us at anytime with your comments, ideas, stories and wishes. We promise to incorporate your feedback and continue to strive to help you build the classroom or school of your dreams.
We are a team of driven individuals motivated to make a difference in our lives and those who we affect with our products and interactions. Through the collaboration of all our people, we drive a company, which obsessively reaches to change the future. Together we create awe-inspiring opportunities for children, teachers and parents to learn, educate and understand the basis of education and the foundation of knowledge.
We are here at Kodo because we love what we are building. We are driven by passion in our individual ways and bring that drive together to make significant impact in the work we perform. We work and enjoy life because we have found a company which appreciates and supports the time and effort we provide. We are driven, positive, forward looking individuals who work together to make an impact on children, schools, and education in addition to each other. Multiple voices, ideas, perspectives and experiences bring profound insight, while individual decisions get work done. With teams comes knowledge, diversity, and open dialog, but also herds of lemmings, well beaten cattle trails and watered down brilliance. Individual choice, voice and opinion brings character, crispness and passion. We believe in team-work, team-voice and team-insight, but we believe in the individual to make the impact. We strive to make meaning in the world and broaden ourselves in the process.
We all work hard and efficiently to make the most out of the time we have. We believe in families and having the time to take part in them. We are dedicated to our work at the office and at home and do what we must to make the impact needed for success. We are opportunists, realists and outwardly positive. We believe in our skills, our purpose and our ability to succeed. We are powerful individuals who have come together to make something more.
We are Kodo.