#16 Harness the maker mindset in kids with a hands-on kit subscription box, Sahar Meghani
“Kids are born scientists, born explorers, born tinkerers! They touch, they feel, they ask questions – that’s how they learn.”
Sahar Meghani is one of many girls who enjoyed science growing up. She was bored of the lack of sophisticated toys on offer for her nieces and couldn’t understand why houses in the UK aren’t full of craft kits, like the US. She’s on a mission to teach kids with Trunkaroo– a subscription box with hands-on DIY arts and science maker kits for the home which both entertain and educate the little ones. In today’s episode we’ll hear about:
- Making that painful switch from a stable career in finance to tech startups
- Why hands-on learning is back on the rise in the age of instant gratification as the iPad becomes the modern babysitter
- The need to instill a maker mindset in kids through gender neutral toys
- The key factors in nailing a subscription model as every e-commerce business aspires to become the next Dollar Shave Club!