“I think it’s a great idea! Life is super busy for people so a daily reminder of evidence-based and age-appropriate activities for education and growth is wonderful.” - Mom, 34, Indiana

“...if it’s routed through the school system, not only would it be beneficial to the child, but it also keeps the parent involved in the child’s education every day.” - Parent of 5-year-old, 38, Michigan

"At first, I was skeptical because I thought it was an app for 0-6 year olds and my husband and I don’t believe in too much screen time...but then I read further and realized it’s not an app, it’s text messages for parents." - Mom of 4-month-old, 34, Rhode Island

"It’s a great option for parents who don’t have a background in child development." - Mom of 4-month-old, 34, Rhode Island

"Wow, love! I love this because it gives great ideas of activities and educates parents on what's appropriate for each age range." - Mom of 4-month-old, 34, Rhode Island

"Seems like common sense, but many parents that I've worked with don't realize how important it is and may even feel silly talking to someone who doesn't talk back." - Mom of 4-month-old, 34, Rhode Island

"Not only would it be beneficial to the child, but it also keeps the parent involved in the child’s education every day. Not just twice a year at parent teacher conferences. Asking kids what they did/learned in school today is like talking to the wall." - Parent of 5-year-old, 37, Michigan

“It enables me to spend quality time with my child, instead of handing over a smartphone or tablet.” – Joseph

“My daughter has become a curious learner. She’s asking more questions than ever before.” – Evan

“Tembo has not only helped my child, but my entire family. It’s brought us all closer together. Tembo makes the activities fun to bring us together.” - Joan

“Tembo was beyond my expectations!” – Georgiana

“When we started the activities, I discovered that my child’s interest in learning increases, by the time we proceed day to day activities, my son always initiates the process asking me if we are learning today.” – David

“I discovered that Tembo brings me closer to my son and develop his appetite for learning such that he wants to listen to what I say or do and of what I want him to do.” – David

“Even his brother and mother could not hold back. Now the whole family now does it together.” – David

“One time, my son even suggested to me that he wants to be the teacher in the activity. Saying, mommy let's march, let's march.” – Mosun

“With Tembo, we are so happy because my child asks mommy to do the day’s activity before I even bring it up.” – Mrs. Chigozie

“I'm a busy person, but when Tembo arrived, it brought me closer to my child and built up our healthy interactions.” - Adeola

“learned to be patient because the curriculum teaches parents to not intimidate the child.” – Ted

“Being a busy mother, Tembo helps make me a better and more engaging mother. I even learn myself.” – Abi

“My son exclaims, ‘Mommy let's start, mommy help me read!’ Even at night when I hide a book from him, he's always restless to want to read with me.” – Mrs. Laguda

“Now, my son plays well and communicates better than he ever has before. Thank you so much!” – Mariam

“My daughter, whose speech is not clear, has improved her speech in less than 3 weeks with Tembo.” - Titi

“I tried to employ home tutors for my child because I didn't know how to teach, but Tembo has helped me to become a teacher myself and thank you a lot for helping me achieve that.” – Aiden

“My son and I even have a favorite activity now. He loves it so much that he went to school and taught his fellow students and teachers his favorite activity.” – Mrs. Chigozie

“Thanks to Tembo, I’ve learned things about my son that I never knew. It enables me to better understand my son. My son is also more observant and aware of the surrounding space, as well as his body. I really thank you!” - Mr. Omotayo

“I really appreciate Tembo because it brought a bond between my daughter and I to learn every day. It was so simple for her to get involved in the activities we do together. Thank you!” – Adenji

“My daughter enjoys learning now, more than ever before. With Tembo, my daughter always wants to learn. After every day’s activity, she goes to school and teaches her friends.” – Esther

“Even when we are not home, my son is always asking me to read a book to him now.” – Mrs. Collins

“I normally don’t have the patience to teach my child, but with Tembo it has helped me learn to be more patient with my child.” - Mrs. Ogunshina

“With Tembo, I’ve realized mothers truly are your child’s first, and most important teacher.” – Anita

“Tembo taught me to be a better reader to my child. It taught me to be more engaged and in tune with my child’s reactions.” – Ms. Amarchi

“I’m not always able to help my child with his homework or assignments, because he doesn’t always trust me. However, with Tembo, I’ve built my confidence and my son now says, ‘My mommy is a great teacher!’ It feels good that he now trusts me.” – Sheila


"It’s great to help kids get ready for school. We are one-to one in my district, so every student has a device, but a lot of them do not have access to wifi outside of school, delivering through text is a great idea.” - Teacher, 26, Texas

“I definitely think it's beneficial...having something spelled out for [parents] to help their child would help empower parents and make them a part of their child’s education.” - Teacher of K-5 STEM, 30, Michigan

"This is a great idea for a program! It’s great to help kids get ready for school because they need to come to kindergarten knowing 10,000+ words." - Teacher, 26, Texas

“They are helpful activities because what children practice or do repeatedly remains with them, not just memorizing over and over again.” - Tina

“I have neighbors coming over asking to be part of the education.” - Kazeem

It changes our mindset in the way we train and relate with our children.” – George

“Tembo builds the bond between mother and child.” – Victoria

“I really appreciate Tembo and believe this program should extend to other locations because it really helps the children develop.” – Titi