Maxeme Tuchman founded Caribu to help parents read to their children and foster literacy, even when they can’t be there in person. Learn more about why she was named a 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention.
MAXEME TUCHMAN Maxeme Tuchman founded Caribu to help parents read to their children and foster literacy, even when they can’t be there in person. Learn more about why she was named a 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention. EDUCATION MAXEME TUCHMAN Caribu SHARE HER STORY supportURL LEARN MORE ABOUT Caribu Maxeme Tuchman is the Co-Founder and CEO of [...] Details
Maxeme Tuchman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Caribu. Tuchman is from Miami but worked with the White House during a Fellowship in D.C., ran Teach For America Miami-Dade and was a Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher. She taught 12th-grade government and economics to struggling readers, and because of that, recognized how the importance of teaching the fundamentals of literacy correctly in the early grades. Caribu Inc. is an education technology company that helps parents and extended family read bedtime stories to children when they are not at home. Think of it as FaceTime meets Kindle for bedtime stories.
Reading to children when they are between the ages of zero to three is critical for their literacy. A primary customer is military families, so deployed parents can still read to their children. The app itself is free and comes with 3 books. If customers like the app, they can buy a subscription and have access to an in-app bookstore with more than 200 books in six languages from leading publishers. So far, the app has been downloaded 130,000 times in 100 different countries. The stories are translated into nine different languages.