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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Storyball – The Screen-Free Smart Toy That Keeps Kids Active

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Storyball is a revolutionary and award-winning smart toy for children that uses screen-free technology. Once a child takes a Storyball in their hand, they enter a world of active, imaginative play where they can complete cool challenges, take fun quizzes, and go on adventures featuring their favorite characters.  One Storyball, Many Adventures! Wrapping Storyball in different elastic “skins” changes its persona. Your child can join a secret mission with Agent Ayo one moment and then jam out to cool tunes with Pepper the Bear the next!

Different “Skin,” Different Story. Children can pick their own adventure and companion “skin” to unlock new experiences and stories. From fighting villains to music rhythm and dancing, there is a Storyball friend for every child.  Through Storyball’s, easy-to-use companion mobile app, children can download new content, share their achievements and challenge their friends. Parents can also use the app to monitor their child’s progress.  Storyball is a tech-for-good startup that’s on a mission to create a better and healthier way for children to play today.  Co-Founded by Chen – who has 17 years of experience in children’s entertainment, learning and communication – their team is made up of parents, engineers and content creators.  As parents ourselves (and through their research), they see how concerned parents are about how much their children rely on phones and screens for entertainment and learning.

Their vision is to build a world in which play is celebrated again, children can play like children, and technology supplements a child’s life rather than drives it.  They have spent the past three years tirelessly understanding how they can bring our vision to life. After many months of testing, planning and prototyping they’re now ready to deliver their first product!

As of July 4th, this project has raised $51,000 of their $30,000 goal. This project has 36 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $59, you will get one Storyball.  For a pledge of $99, you will get two Storyball devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: