About Us

Founder – Anne-Marie

When our sons were young I used any occasion as a fun educational opportunity. I was often asked if I was a teacher, I’m not. It was important to me that our boys became well-rounded humans, so I introduced them to as much as possible. That meant coping some flak when I bought them a doll’s house or taught them to sew but also exposed me with my sporting background, to areas I wasn’t so familiar with like creative arts and science.

Our home was a gathering place for neighbourhood kids. When they took home stories of fun times, their parents often asked for the activities we did, and I realised I had something to share. The idea for KidsWantu took shape, I wrote a business plan in 2006, then life took over and I filed it away, yet, I kept collecting activities. In 2016 I realised modern technology provided an easy forum to share 1000’s of customised fun activities with families across the world, so I re-opened the filing cabinet and became an entrepreneur.

After two self-built prototypes, and talking and testing with 100’s of parents and kids, our first version called Express2Fun drew over 4000 downloads. It’s exciting to take the learnings from that first product and make great improvements in the KidsWantu App coming in Christmas 2019.

When our sons were young I used any occasion as a fun educational opportunity. I was often asked if I was a teacher, I’m not. It was important to me that our boys became well-rounded humans, so I introduced them to as much as possible. That meant coping some flak when I bought them a doll’s house or taught them to sew but also exposed me with my sporting background, to areas I wasn’t so familiar with like creative arts and science.

Our home was a gathering place for neighbourhood kids. When they took home stories of fun times, their parents often asked for the activities we did, and I recognised I had something to share. The idea for KidsWantU took shape, I wrote a business plan in 2006, then life took over and I filed it away, yet, I kept collecting activities.

Ten years later in 2016, I realised modern technology provided an easy forum to share 1000’s of customised fun activities with families across the world, so I re-opened the filing cabinet and became an entrepreneur.

After two self-built prototypes, and talking and testing with 100’s of parents and kids, our first version called Express2Fun drew over 4000 downloads. It’s exciting to take the learnings from that first product and make great improvements ready for our new KidsWantU App release before Christmas this year.

Having almost 200 people pre-order the App in our recent pre-order crowdfunding campaign and get pre-release access means KidsWantU will be well-tested and supported ready to help families everywhere for our long Summer holidays.

Missed our pre-order Crowdfunding campaign? No worries! Register here to be first in line when the full app is released before Christmas.

This will give you access to bonus activities beforehand and keep you up to date on new developments too!