Discover an interactive book that awakens the memories of the elderly and the joy of the youngest, through 6 traditional Portuguese songs sung by Children's Choir
This book represents the collective memory of all Portuguese childhoods. It was born out of the will of two women entrepreneurs who met at the Porto Business School MBA. Among many other activities, professional and voluntary, one of them is a mother, the other has a degree in basic education. They thought that together they could create musical books sung with exclusively Portuguese content, and at the same time encourage the participation of children in children's choirs, by supporting the sustainability of existing projects.
Thus, Cucoo Kids produced in collaboration with Crescendi - Coro da Pausa , a non-profit choir project aimed at children, a set of 6 children's songs that have roots in the Portuguese tradition (eg “O mar enrola na areia”, “Papagaio Louro ”,“ Eu fui ao Jardim da Celeste”). These songs are intended for the edition of a musical book, aimed at children aged between 1 and 5 years.
Musical books, which children control using small electrical sensors on the carton pages, allow the development of skills in terms of fine motor skills, language acquisition, an appetite for reading (through the handling of the book) but also allow the creation of parental bonds positives through songs that we all know. The goal is that parents, uncles, grandparents and even older siblings, can accompany preschoolers in learning these songs that awaken the memories of the elderly and the joy of the youngest.
All illustrations are an original work of the artist Catarina Vieira . We feel that the imagery created by Catarina represents the authenticity that we wanted to place in this project.
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Some images of Catarina's creative process
This book also has a strong social component. We want your sale to contribute to strengthening the financial independence of educational projects in the music field. For this reason, this edition helped Coro Crescendi to record in the studio, under professional conditions. This moment was also the opportunity to record the choir's own repertoire, in addition to the songs selected for the book.
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Crescendi choir on recordings in the studio
The aim is to help the sustainability of this non-profit Children's Choir, which promotes the musical education of children and young people and to create a product accessible to all that continues to disseminate traditional songs, sung for generations by children from all over the country. We have the ambition, in the future, to associate a set of materials and educational sessions to this and other editions of Cucoo Kids.
The book will be available through this crowdfunding and in the future through its own e-commerce and specialized marketplaces.
About the author
Ana Luisa São-Marcos
Professionally, Ana is a manager in a retail company, but she would like to change her life. She has a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computation. He has lived and worked in Luxembourg and Paris, acting as data analyst and project manager.
Ana is 33 years old, the mother of a 21-month-old daughter. Focused, organized and very proactive are some of his characteristics When he is not thinking about Cucoo Kids, he enjoys cooking, loves travel and photography and of course, being with his family. He loves to read books but at the moment he doesn't have much time. linkedin.com/in/anasaomarcos
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Joana Alves dos Santos
Joana is 40 years old and is a consultant and trainer. He has taught in formal and informal contexts. With a degree in Visual Education, she managed an educational activities company for 8 years and taught at the National University of Timor-Leste. In 2016 he decided to take his life back and do an Executive MBA at Porto Business School. Since then he has guided bootcamps of Lean Startup, designed projects in the area of sustainability, and began to collaborate with Mindshake as a trainer and responsible for the development of an area dedicated to Circular Economy and Sustainability.
Flexible and artistic are two characteristics of Joana. When you're not thinking about Cucoo Kids, you're planning the next museum to visit or book to read. linkedin.com/in/joana1979
Budget and due dates
For this campaign we are requesting 5500 euros that cover:
- EU certification - 1400 euros
- Production costs (partial) - 4100 euros
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However, the total cost of editing this book is approximately 11000 euros
The production of the book has a total cost of 7500 euros, including the original work of illustrator Catarina Vieira, the production of samples, the printing and assembly of 1000 copies and implies its transport from China - the only place where this type of books are produced - even to our country.
There is a cost of 1400 euros for certification for sale in the EU, as well as laboratory tests to certify the safety of all components.
The recordings of the Children's Choir Crescendi, contained in this book were made in a professional studio and cost approximately 1000 euros.
There is also an approximate value of 1100 euros for website construction, online store and marketing.
In this campaign, we do not intend to raise the total cost of editing this book, but to help make this dream come true. Essentially we would like to pre-order as many books as possible and ensure that they are delivered as soon as they are ready.
The calendar for this adventure is as follows:
- End of May - finalization of samples (printing proofs) for approval and order of the 1st edition of 1000 books.
- End of September - Launch of the book and e-commerce website.
Between September and December - Public presentations of the book and the Crescendi Choir.