Welcome to Spoonread
I’m Bart Meltzer, Founder and CEO of SpoonRead. Over the past few years I’ve talked to countless other parents who, like me, are frustrated by the way our schools send our kids out to sell cookie dough or magazine subscriptions or some other product that few of our friends and relatives really want. We understand the need to fundraise, but we wish the fundraiser could support learning more directly. At the same time, we’ve grown equally frustrated by the hours our kids spend playing games and on social media with their heads buried in their mobile devices. As a technologist and serial entrepreneur, I’m always looking for innovative ways to solve problems. In late 2016, the idea popped into my head. What if there was a way to raise more money for schools and get kids to want to read, all while letting kids use their mobile devices? Two weeks later I founded SpoonRead.
SpoonRead is a cloud-based reading platform your kids access on their phone or tablet. As they read, they answer comprehension questions to validate their reading and earn credit towards their overall reading goal. Many students find that the way SpoonRead chunks the content and rewards them for their close reading makes reading feel more like a game they want to play. It lets them be successful reading as much or as little as they like, whenever they have time, while always requiring them to pay careful attention to what they’re reading.
SpoonRead is on a mission to raise more money for schools and get kids reading. We know the impact that a strong reading habit can have on their lives. And we also know that kids love games and rewards and mobile devices. We believe that by combining all these elements together, everybody wins.
Download Spoonread right now and try it for free!
If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can help your school raise more money and get your kids reading more, reach out! We’d love to hear from you.
We’re excited to disrupt the way traditional school fundraising has been done and to do our small part to help kids build a lifelong reading habit.