In the beginning I set out to help my son, Dylan. He was 3 years old when doctors discovered gradual on-set hydrocephalus, a genetic brain disease. Shortly after his first neurosurgery to alleviate intracranial pressure, I received life-changing news.
"English, your son's native language, is a foreign language to him," his doctor explained. Experts in child development told me that we human beings have to stay engaged in physical play for language to develop.
I've taken what I have learned over the past 15 years and created Piccoli, a technology-based toy company, designed to introduce children to the fun of learning foreign languages.