EQtainment is on a mission to improve the world’s social and emotional skills through entertaining games, books and our new Q Wunder show and app. Parents and educators love the way EQtainment’s products help kids develop self-awareness, manners, problem solving, empathy, responsibility, grit and more. Kids just love that they’re so much fun! EQtainment has also developed one of the first measurement tools designed to help parents identify and improve their children’s social and emotional skills with customized content delivered via our Q Wunder app.
Why Emotional Intelligence?
A growing body of research suggests that improving emotional intelligence in children leads to greater school readiness and life success in career, relationships, health and happiness. Emotional intelligence includes: reading social cues, self-motivation, delaying gratification, coping with life’s ups and downs, managing relationships, decision making and problem solving.
About Sofia Dickens
Sofia Dickens is a mom to four kids and the founder and Chief Creative Officer of EQtainment. Her mission is to make learning social and emotional skills fun and accessible by creating videos, games and books kids love. Sofia first became interested in the impact of emotional intelligence as a student at Harvard. Then she embarked on a career in educational media as a video correspondent for the Emmy Award–winning quiz show, Jeopardy!, and anchored the nation’s largest youth news source, Channel One News, seen by eight million teens daily in homerooms across America. She also covered politics, news, red-carpet entertainment and sports as a host of Tru TV’s Hollywood Heat. Now she’s empowering parents and educators and pioneering a new pillar of children’s education with EQtainment. Sofia lives in Newport Beach, California, with her husband Reed and their family.
Erica Buxton is a mom to three children and the CEO of EQtainment. Prior to joining EQtainment, Erica spent over seven years working at Mattel. As Mattel’s Head of Studio Partnerships and Senior Director of Global Brands Strategy and Finance for Core Brands, Erica led negotiations with all major distribution studios and helped manage brand franchises including Barbie, Hot Wheels and Monster High. Before her work at Mattel, Erica completed her MBA at Harvard Business School and advised Fortune 500 companies at Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte Consulting. Erica lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband Rob and their family.