WHY? Kids who read more, achieve more. It’s a fact.
Ecce wants to get kids hooked on stories again. Kids who read have a better overall concentration and become more successful in their future career, whatever that may be. They also earn 16% more as adults, compared to those who didn’t read regularly as a child. Unfortunately, kids read less than ever before.
Children who were told stories to when they were babies, do better in overall language skills.
Successful people credit ‘reading a lot’ as one of the factors for their knowledge.
Skillful readers find a job more quickly, have more responsibilities and earn more.
The appeal of books is on the decline while tech keeps drawing children in, capturing their attention in unseen ways. Why fight it? Ecce embraces it. We see tech as an opportunity to get kids reading ànd devouring stories again.
Our rich stories are all rooted in the same captivating and fictional base story revolving around one main character that children will form a bond with. This main character ‘Pip’ is a constant, however throughout the different media, throughout the years and different age groups, we find out more and more about this mysterious character and some other characters around her.
This saga is split up, targeted at kids and teens. The kids’ stories are about an inventive little ghost called Pip, the teen story is darker and takes us to World War II. The saga will keep kids occupied for hours, days and years, guessing what will happen next. Harry P., move over for Hallo Pip and Untethered!
Our first children’s book brings you to the house of Pip. We focused on a rich language and integrated search games throughout the book so children’s fantasy will be fully stimulated. Our books are published in Belgium by Uitgeverij De Eenhoorn.
The Hallo Pip Storytelling machine is a fully interactive experience for your children, exposing them to rich language to boost their literacy. You can personalise and tailor the way Pip talks to a child. Pip can tell stories, play music, crack jokes or just talk with you. And she knows your birthday!
"To immerse myself in stories is a moment of pure happiness to me, which I want to share with my kids by creating a fantasy world for them, together with Ecce."
Lynn Van Royen - Mum of two
"I just love to spend time reading and playing time with my grandchildren."
John - Grandfather
"I didn’t know stories could be this fun. This really is something different!"
Kyan - Child
"I want him to be crazy about stories before he can even read."
Peter - Father
"Our daughter hated reading. Now she loves it. Thank you, Ecce!"
Charlotte - Mother
"In my class, I notice that students who read more do better on all subjects."
Mia - Teacher
Our fans What do we stand for?
ECCE.FI > Latin: Behold – Believe
The characters in our stories and the worlds we create are ghosts. You have to believe in them in order to be able to see them. We create illusions. You see them but can you believe them? Creating something is a work of love, done by people who all share a common trait: they are passionate masters of their craft. We strive to make thoughtfully designed products that live on the intersection of art, fantasy and innovation, while remaining educational and fun.
Olivier Van Damme - Laura De Backer
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The average reading skills of kids, teenagers and adults are deteriorating quickly. A quarter of the 15-year olds is heading towards a low literacy level and is not capable of determining main- or sub-ideas from a text, making a decent summary or using text in a correct way.
Only 1 in 4 parents tells a story, sings a song, plays word games or regularly writes words down for their child.
Children who were told stories to when they were babies, do better in overall language skills when they’re older because hearing those new words and structures helps them in using language in an active way. A study by the Oxford University proved that 16-year olds who read on a frequent base and love to do this, have an increased chance at having a job with more responsibilities.
A lot of successful people credit ‘reading a lot’ as one of the factors for their knowledge and success. Warren Buffet for example pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up”. In an interview with The New York Times, Bill Gates shared that he reads about 50 books a year. Elon Musk has said that he taught himself physics as well as rocket science simply by reading a lot of books. And Oprah Winfrey has referred to reading as her ‘path to personal freedom’.
This is the flagship. Take it out of the box and experience Pip to the fullest extent. Talk to Pip, ask her to tell you a story, to play you some music, ask her silly questions, difficult questions or just a joke, she can do it all! The Hallo Pip Storytelling machine can be personalised to fit your character, your daily schedule or even your important life events!
Use your own tablet with the cardboard Storytelling Machine to create the same experience as with the wooden, fully integrated Storytelling Machine. Build it together with your kids, download the app and insert your tablet in the slot on top!
What's next? Hallo Pip is just the beginning. We're building new, interactive, mixed reality applications for teens and young adults under the Untethered brand name. Right now, we're still developing and testing, but if you want to be the first to know, leave your e-mail below!