A rich world of discovery awaits as your child travels through the universe and around the world with Lyka and her chapter book series. Each book unlocks a new adventure and hidden symbol that syncs with the free Lyka’s Adventure app. Children get to travel and learn with Lyka as she explores planet Earth for the first time.
At Connected Sparks we create toys and stories with passion and purpose. Lyka’s Adventure is our first product.
Connected Sparks is a next generation media and connected toy company that creates products (toys, stories, games, books, apps) with passion and purpose. Our mission is to help children and parents discover and design the world around them. The products we create teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), digital literacy, sustainability and collaborative problem solving. Our approach is rooted in amazing storytelling, strong characters, and innovative uses of emerging and established technology along with a healthy dose of play and design thinking. We strive to ignite the imagination of many.
Inspire children’s curiosity to explore the world around them.
Communicate that everyone is a scientist in a way that resonates with children.
Teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)
Reach classrooms around the globe with open, reusable tools for experiential, discovery-based learning.
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Lance Weiler is a co-founder of Connected Sparks and is responsible for overall company vision and strategy. Lance teaches at Columbia University, sits on a steering committee for the World Economic Forum on the future of entertainment and has worked with the UN and others on initiatives that mix storytelling, tech and social good.
Janine Saunders is a co-founder of Connected Sparks and leads product and operations. Becoming a mother has intensified her commitment to make Lyka’s Adventure the most amazing and memorable toy in a child’s life.
Atley Loughridge is a co-founder of Connected Sparks and Reboot Stories. She authors the Lyka’s Adventure books and designs the app experience.
Liz Nord is a documentary filmmaker, multi-platform producer, and media educator with a professional history designing award-winning educational software. In addition to directing the Lyka’s Adventure Labs, she is currently producing the multi-platform doc Jerusalem Unfiltered.
Teymour N. Sursock works on Lyka’s Adventure as a producer. He is also a culture hacker & collaborative storyteller+designer w/ a master’s degree in Media Studies and Media Management from The New School, NYC.