New York, NY (PRWEB) October 7, 2008
David Van Osdol, president and founder of KIDOS, a multiplatform desktop client designed for parents of children ages 3-7, announced today the appointment of Dr. Alice Wilder as Chief Content Officer.
In her new role, Dr. Wilder will help research and design the core Kidos interface for children, as well as produce custom content that both educates and entertains children in the areas of science, culture, and foreign languages, areas that Wilder and Van Osdol feel are currently underserved.
Wilder, a recognized expert in educational and child psychology, was the director of research and development as well as the producer and writer for the award-winning Blue's Clues and its spin-off, Blue's Room, both shows were for Nick Jr. She's been nominated for Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Preschool Children's Series as well as Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series. Her innovative approach to research with children has been cited in numerous books and publications, including Malcom Gladwell's bestselling book, The Tipping Point.
Dr. Wilder is also the co-creator and head of research and education for the breakout hit reading show Super Why! on PBS. Wilder is the winner of numerous awards for both her academic and work accomplishments. She earned her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Columbia University's Teachers College.
"We're very excited to have Dr. Alice as part of the KIDOS management team," said David Van Osdol, "Her philosophy of how kids learn and her proven ability to make children's content 'sticky' will be invaluable to us as we continually improve on our various interfaces for kids and, soon, produce some of our own content in areas we think are currently being overlooked."
KIDOS software application offers a foolproof system in which parents no longer have to worry about accidental deleted or missing files. With KIDOS, youngsters can control their own computer experience and parents can download music, video, books, and other digital content specifically geared for their children. Similar to iTunes, parents simply click to buy and the content appears within the child's application. Parents can also upload their own music, photos and video for their children to enjoy.
KIDOS will launch by the end of 2008, and parents who would like to sign up for the free download may do so at http://www.kidoscomputer.com. For more information, please contact David Van Osdol at 646-418-2867 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDOS is cross-platform desktop client that provides a lightly animated, fun, and foolproof system for kids ages 3-7 to control their own computer experience. Similar to iTunes, digital content for children can be bought and downloaded with a mouse click. For more information, please visit http://www.kidoscomputer.com.