What do the first-ever computer programmer and the author of the best-selling book saga of all time have in common? They are both women.
History is full of women who have achieved incredible things – and with Extraordinary Women, children can discover the remarkable journey that nine of them underwent to make this world a better place.
Through beautiful illustrations and cute animations, your child will learn about the life of Miriam Makeba, the South African singer and activist who helped her mother clean houses when she was a child. To make the hours pass more quickly Makeba did what she loved most: singing! Later, she became an icon in the fight against apartheid and was the first African to win a Grammy award in 1966.
Your child will also delve into the life of Ada Lovelace, a visionary who discovered that machines had the potential to do more than calculations. Lovelace was the first person to create a complex algorithm, and she is considered to be the first computer programmer in history. And there are so many other interesting biographies for girls and boys to explore, from archaeologists to athletes to modern-day activists, like environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg. The app includes a personal diary where your child can describe their perfect day with pictures, words and recordings, write about their favourite memory, or draw their dream super power. It’s an empowering space for youngsters, and they might even find the inspiration to one day make their own extraordinary mark on the world.