We had two very successful distributions on March 25 and April 1. It was fun meeting all the kids and watching their faces light up when we presented them with their new tablets and Wow Pouches!
We want to thank the following contributors to our Wow Pouches: Cincinnati Nature Center, Clermont County Family YMCA, Scene 75, patrons of the Clermont County Public Library, State Farm agents Alyson Taylor and Letitia Ferguson, Success By Six and CCPL.
Unfortunately, we are temporarily out of funds. It costs us about $100 for every tablet that we distribute. Our goal for 2017 is to distribute at least 500 tablets. That means we need to raise about $40,000 more this year in order to meet that goal.
While we do not have any new 2017 distribution dates set, it is our goal that we have another round of distributions in late May, early June. Stay in touch with us on this site for that information.
In the meantime, any help that you can provide in helping us raise more money would be appreciated!
The distribution process will take approximately 35 minutes:
Parents or guardians will be asked to sign a participant agreement and a brief survey. At that time, parents or guardians will need to verify that they have brought along a credit card. (While these Amazon tablets are free, we cannot complete the registration process without a credit card applicable to possible future purchases by the users.)
The second step in our distribution process is to meet with a volunteer who will guide the parent or guardian through the actual registration of the tablet and will explain how to download one of the free, recommended educational applications.
If the parent or guardian has an active Amazon account, it will be very important that the person knows the password for that account.
The last step is meeting with another volunteer who will explain the parental controls and guide the parent or guardian through the process of setting up appropriate controls. Once this is completed, the Clermont kid will receive his/her Wow Pouch and the process is completed!
One final note – KLiCWow will be conducting a survey 60-90 days after this distribution. This will be a brief survey to help us evaluate the usage of the tablets and the items in the Wow Pouch. We would greatly appreciate your assistance with this survey.
KLiCWow supports the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines on family media use planning:
“Evidence is sufficient to recommend time limitations on digital media use for children 2 to 5 years to no more than 1 hour per day to allow children ample time to engage in other activities important to their health and development and to establish media viewing habits associated with lower risk of obesity later in life. In addition, encouraging parents to change to educational and prosocial content and engage with their children around technology will allow children to reap the most benefit from what they view.
For those who have already access to a tablet, here are recommended educational apps: