(LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2017) – Modern Living with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Sam Hickmann, CEO of HeyJoy/Octopus Watch, a company on a mission to reinvent how parents share time with their children.
The Octopus Watch is a kids’ watch with three different modes: icons, digital and analog. It’s also a scheduler with 500 icons to choose from. Finally, it’s fun because kids can earn badges for doing great work. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Hickmann says that the Octopus Watch is a much-needed solution to help kids learn responsibility and help them feel good about a reliable schedule. He explains, “Octopus is one of the only watches that young children can read and understand because it links time to events through icons. As a parent, you can create daily routines on your Smartphone for the tasks you want your children to accomplish. For instance, to brush your teeth in the morning, to feed the fish or to complete a chore. The schedule is sent to the watch over Bluetooth and then a reminder pops up through icon and gentle vibrations, so the child will know to complete a task. After two to three weeks, it will become a good habit. We really want to foster responsibility, independence and self-esteem in children.”
JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Modern Living with kathy ireland®, is delighted to feature JOY. He says, “Today, kids have so many different distractions and they’re pulled in so many different directions. Giving them a reliable schedule makes a world of difference. JOY’s Octopus Watch does just that. It’s a super-smart solution for helping kids learn great habits and the power of time management. We’re thrilled to feature this inspiring company on our show.”
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