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What we do


Our Story

Once upon a time two teacher-mums set off on a mission:

To create a teaching tool that would revolutionise education & bedtime for kids and their parents the world over.

Knowing that storytelling is the most effective way to teach, and bedtime the best time to learn, the journey had begun...

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What we do


Our Story

Once upon a time two teacher-mums set off on a mission:

To create a teaching tool that would revolutionise education & bedtime for kids and their parents the world over.

Knowing that storytelling is the most effective way to teach, and bedtime the best time to learn, the journey had begun...

 
Getting bedtime right can be the difference between an evening relaxing with a bottle of wine and good film and running up and down stairs trying to get your little ones off to sleep - with a never ending string of excuses.
— Andy Robertson GeekDad, Wired.co.uk

It's a sad reality that only 1 in 5 children get a bedtime story on a regular basis and, although children are traditionally taught in the daytime, knowledge and fact-based learning is most effective in the 90 minutes before sleep. The home has three times more impact on a child's learning outcomes than school but, as educators and parents ourselves, we know that supplementary learning can be expensive. Getting the learning right at home, is key to a child's future but often parents don't have the tools or knowledge to be able to be effective teachers themselves.  

This is why Dream Learners' stories are so beneficial for everyone in the family. After extensive research we are developing a multi-platform library of magical, animated story experiences that broadly cover the curriculum and are optimised for safe use in the 90 minutes before bedtime - the best time to learn. Our magical learning stories and accompanying resources are aimed at children aged 3 - 9 to use on their own, or for maximum learning impact, with a parent. We are expanding our library of stories and resources and hope you using them as much as we enjoy making them!

An accumulated body of research evidence has definitively demonstrated that post-learning sleep is beneficial for human memory performance.
— Professor Robert Stickgold, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard
 
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How we do it


How we do it


We take a scientific approach to learning and design

Along with our advisors Professor Robert Winston of Imperial College and Professor Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the London Knowledge Lab, we use science-backed education technology optimised for learning in the 90 minutes before bed and a blended curriculum and teaching matrix - our "magic mix" of subjects, based on best practice teaching. 

We combine that with stories and supporting material created by outstanding teachers all in a multi-platform app that is simple to use.

We know that children think in a connected way and should learn in that way too, rather than accessing subjects in isolation. Our cross curricular stories optimise these connections and mirror the way children think. 

The Dream Learners framework for learning is highly effective:

 

Bedtime is Best: Learning before sleep has a beneficial effect on long-term declarative memory consolidation and the brain’s ability to recall factual information. We provide tailored learning content in the critical 90 minutes before bedtime.

 

Connected curriculum: Cross-curricular teaching (which means teaching multiple, interwoven subjects at once) is the most effective way to educate children. Many early childhood researchers and educators recognise that young children see the world as a connected whole rather than in isolated segments, and that learning should reflect this. By connecting learning from disparate subject areas within our stories, children’s learning is both faster and more meaningful.

 

Home at the heart of learning: Creating a ‘climate of curiosity’ and love for learning at home has been found to be the most significant determinant of a child's future. Learning that parent and child can experience together has the most impact on a child’s future academic success.

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Who we are


Who we are


Team Dream