Nancy O’Dell, Entertainment Tonight host, launched a new kid-friendly app that focus on education and morals through the advtentures of her star reporter, Little Ashby. We spoke with Nancy about developing the app and being a working Mom. See what she has to say about Little Ashby (and why her daughter loves her) below.
Nancy, you’re quite a busy lady. How did you come up with the concept for Little Ashby and find the time to develop an innovative and educational app for kids?
Oh yes! She goes to the North Pole in the first story and she will even go to the moon! Think of how educational that adventure is going to be as the kids learn about man’s first landing there when Little Ashby interviews an astronaut!
How toddler friendly is your app? Can a toddler navigate through the app on their own, or will they need parental assistance? What is the age range for the app?
The age range for the app is about 3-8 years old. A toddler would enjoy it, yes. The story is for a little older age, but there is so much to do on the app. Everything you tap does something or makes some kind of noise. It is super-interactive! And a toddler would love the real-life Arctic animal videos. Plus, it is about Santa Claus!
What advice do you have for Mompreneurs trying to pursue their dream of developing a product or brand? How so you balance being a star reporter, mom, and entrepreneur?