Creating media for kids tech

Kidscontent creates kids digital and print media with a focus on technology.

Kidscontent founder and owner Claire Comins encourages kids to create with technology through fun projects in classes she leads and teaches in Marin County, California.

Claire Comins moved from London to San Francisco’s Bay Area in 2012. In the UK, she worked in the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Worldwide, editing and writing educational magazines and books for children from ages 0-13. She was Editor of award-winning BBC Learning is Fun! magazine, a National Curriculum (Common Core-equivalent) title for 7-10s, helped launch BBCTV tie-in SMart magazine, a monthly arts and craft title, and continued working with BBC titles Bob the Builder, Tweenies, CBeebies and GirlTalk after going freelance. For Danish publisher Egmont, she launched Disney’s Toy Story magazine and oversaw the redesign of PowerRangers magazine. While in the UK, Claire also set up a Yearbooks publishing service for private schools needing high-quality yearbooks with a small print run.

In 2012, Claire published Lily, a magazine iPad app for pre-teen girls. The experience encouraged her to learn to program and make herself. Having co-taught at after-school club and summer camps at an Intel Computer Clubhouse, Claire now runs her own classes in schools and makerspaces under the name TinkerTech, teaching kids to create through programming and making. When not teaching or blogging about the latest maker kits and edtech products, she enjoys hiking with her small scruffy dog on the trails and beaches of the Bay Area.

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TinkerTech maker and coding classes
Lily app
Kidscontent yearbooks