E-mails, social networks, information, SMS … the use of writing has increased in recent years. The mastery of this expression has therefore become one of the most important elements of competence development, but also an issue of inclusion. It begins at a young age when children are judged in particular on their command of the French language, which is perceived as very complex.
It is clear, however, that many students do not always feel like reading or writing. In addition, some teachers express concern about the general quality of young people’s writing skills. But with this file, as with so many others, there is no inevitability, and that is exactly what Startup Plume is betting on.
The founders believe that digital tools and screens, when used correctly, can be a significant asset in helping children advance and restore their desire to write. The Plume platform therefore offers customized tools for every student from the age of 7.
Specifically, after registering with their parents, the child can choose a beginning of the story that is adapted to their age group. He then has to write the sequel, thanks to a number of features that allow him to hone his style and increase his creativity. As the icing on the cake, he then receives his printed book straight into his mailbox. Enough to make this writing project even more concrete and to enable every student to develop the writing talent that lies dormant in them.
A very supervised and rewarding trip
The child can choose from a selection of 35 stories from a library to write down. He will find stories for all tastes in every universe. As you write, you will be guided step by step to write your 7 chapters and complete the story. During this process, he is rewarded and encouraged by educational professionals.
This is also one of the great strengths of the platform, which was designed by education professionals. Plume is inspired by the work of Maria Montessori, the teacher known for her good teaching practices.
The startup has also partnered with the CNRS and Microsoft to develop innovative features for children with learning disabilities. The aim is therefore to offer them individual paths so that they can develop further.
Aude Guéneau, the founder of Plume, sums up the values of this tool as follows: “Children’s progress in writing is a guarantee of overall academic success. We live in a society that makes writing sacred, so children must receive all the codes of writing. Quoted by France Inter, she added: “What matters is the joy and feeling of writing for others and receiving feedback.”
A free trial version and a 20% voucher code thanks to Presse-citron
Plume is aimed at both educational professionals and individuals. If you are interested, you can first test the platform for free and discover the first chapters of the story that best suit the age of your child. After that, you can opt for a subscription for € 8.33 per month. And thanks to the promo code CITRON, you benefit from -20% at the time of payment.
Note that Plume already has 35,000 users and has written more than 300,000 chapters. While distance learning has accelerated after the pandemic, this application is ideal for parents who want to take advantage of digital technology and serious educational support. It’s also a great way to boost a child’s creative streak and give them confidence in their abilities.