Horses are kind, empathetic and protect each other. Together the herd is strong. This vision inspired us to create Piccoli Horses for children around the world to learn the language of another: to love, to learn, and to be kind.
In case you are wondering, our plush horses don't have any electronics, and our app is not here to get your child hooked on technology. Our plush toy horses are cuddly and soft, designed in Kentucky from the highest quality, softest fabrics. Our learning app helps children learn languages while exercising their whole bodies through physical play guided by animals, kinda like yoga, but for kids! Everything we make is to inspire children of kindness for each other and love for our amazing planet.
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 was told my son had to learn to speak.
"English, his 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.