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A new 21st century “STEM” education opportunity, a picture book and an appendix set ~Project started from Kickstarter~

Toshiko Tsuchiya, the representative director of ICON Corp., has started a project for the educational picture book “From Planet Programming, it’s Kumiita!” on Kickstarter, a cloud funding platform, since July 17, 2020.

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ICON Corp. has been primarily involved in supporting software engineers. In 2016, we started the Kickstarter project with KUMIITA, an educational toy that can be enjoyed by everyone from 0 years old to adults, in order to create an opportunity for people to learn the joy of programming, and thanks to your warm support, we were able to achieve mass production. Nowadays, we have been able to sell our products all over the world.

Even adults with no programming experience can have fun watching and learning with your young children and we will be challenging to create a picture book with an appendix full of new educational ideas.                                   

This picture book is a story that will naturally introduce little children to the concepts of computers and programming. This book includes pages that can be detached and assembled from the paper to play in the world of the picture book, and 42 cards in the appendix. With these, they can enjoy the experience of logical thinking that will be needed in the future.

We want to create opportunities for children to enjoy the learning they will need in the future and connect this wonderful experience to the world.

Once again, Kickstarter has launched a challenge to bring the picture book (in English) and the appendix to you in October to make the project a reality. 

Toshiko Tsuchiya
ICON Corp.
Phone: +81-45-548-8581
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