Q Wunder was created to provide parents and teachers simple and entertaining tools to build important life skills in their children through the Q Wunder app, kids show, music, books and games. Founder Sofia Dickens and CEO Erica Buxton sit down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to discuss the importance of emotional intelligence for children and why they think learning this skill is so valuable.
Dickens and Buxton discuss the fact that 30 percent of children entering kindergarten don't have the emotional intelligence skills they need as they enter school. They have designed one of the first measurement tools designed to help parents identify and improve their children’s interaction skills in addition to other learning.
The duo also discuss having celebrities like Nick Lachey and Michael Strahan in their videos and why they wanted to take time to be in children's videos and interact with them. The videos are meant to be fun and consumable but also teach kids valuable lessons around emotional intelligence.
Dickens and Buxton also discuss their relationship with WeWork and how important that has been as they grow and develop their business. They even won the WeWork Demo Day in LA, which awarded them $50,000 to help continue to foster their endeavors.