A tantrum-free guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced screen time solution your kids won't hate

A tantrum-free guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced guilt-free healthy balanced screen time solution your kids won't hate

Choose from your favorite learning apps. Your kids must complete them BEFORE their free time games unlock.
Learn First. Play later.
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Ideal for kids aged 3-10
Ideal for kids aged 3-10
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Does this sound familiar?

✔️  I want to hand over a device worry-free

✔️ I'm tired of negotiating when it's time to turn off screens.

✔️ I don’t want my kids mindlessly watching YouTube for hours 

✔️ My kids are agitated every time they come off their tablets

Then you need Carrots&Cake!


A science-based approach from:

Learn First

Carrots

Play Later

Cake
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To unlock their favorite entertainment apps, your kids must first complete their educational apps chosen by you!

Learn First

Carrots

Play Later

Cake
Carrots&Cake applies the oldest parenting technique to screen time:

“Do your homework before you play.” In other words, 
“Eat your Carrots before your Cake.”

Our app is built by parents, backed by science, and developed with doctors, teachers, and technologists.

Backed By Science

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Behavioral Neuroscience 

Carrots&Cake promotes healthy screen use by reducing the firing of the brain’s reward pathway. This helps kids stay in control on screens. 
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Behavioral Psychology

Introducing Carrots results in delayed gratification which builds resilience & grit. We use motivational interviewing & help kids improve their behavior and intrinsic motivation.
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Cognitive Science

Kids focus on learning without distractions.  Through micro-learning kids compound knowledge with small but consistent daily effort. This helps them to develophealthy study habits.
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  • "Carrots&Cake is designed bottom-up based on how young brains work.
    It uses interventions such as nudges, prompts, and notifications which have been determined through scientific studies to enhance the screen time experience."
    A. Turker
    Neuroscience Researcher
  • "Carrots&Cake creates a compromise between parents having full control of
    their child’s device and kids having full control. Kids have agency, but
    parents decide which apps kids use."
    Dr. Clifford Sussman, MD
    Child Psychiatrist and Internet Specialist
    Featured: NY Times, TIME Magazine, ABC News
  • "I applaud C&C for providing parents with a science-backed approach to
    helping children develop healthy screen habits. I wish something like this
    existed when my son was little!"
    Gwenyth Jackaway, Ph.D
    Leader in digital wellness, media scholar and educator
  • "Grounded in research, C&C brings actionable solutions to parents who want
    their kids to have online balance. Super valuable to educators striving to
    keep tech healthy."
    Sameer Sampat
    Co-founder, Global School Leaders
  • "I would definitely recommend this product especially for working parents. It worked very well and my daughter knew she had to do a set number of learning activities and then she would get her free time. I knew she was getting something good out of her time on the ipad while I prepared dinner."
    Swapna
    Mum of two, Dubai

How it works?

Set up takes minutes. You won’t need to touch Carrots&Cake again.

Connect your Carrot apps

Link your existing educational apps
(e.g. Khan Academy Kids, DuoLingo, etc.) to Carrots&Cake. We can recommend apps to get you started!

Set your daily Cake time

Cake is reward time kids unlock by completing their Carrots. Set the amount of time appropriate for your child. You can even tailor it for different days of the week.

Complete Carrots to unlock Cake

The Carrots&Cake app helps support childhood learning through the concepts of micro-learning, compounding, and interactivity.

Benefits

PARENTS
KIDS

Hand over devices to your kids guilt-free

Keep kids busy while you get some quiet time. Relax knowing your kids are learning on their devices.

Enjoy less tantrums, more connection

Kids get autonomy during Cake time. When the time is up they are eased off their device through alerts and time extension rewards. This allows for more family time and connection

Protect your kids from tech overuse

Carrots&Cake promotes access to technology in a safe environment that promotes  digital citizenship

Develop Healthy Screen Time Habits

Reduces the potential for addictive behavior by decreasing the dopamine hit associated with playing games.

Boost learning in a fun, interactive way

Children micro-learn educational content, which causes their learning to compound exponentially over time.

Develop long-lasting grit & resilience

Familiarizes kids with delayed gratification as they must complete their Carrots to earn their Cake.
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Our approach

When our kids started using screens during the Pandemic, we were torn. We wanted them to be tech savvy, but we also wanted them to be well rounded. 

We set screen time limits, but our kids threw tantrums and rebelled when their time was up. Life turned into a negotiation. We tried parental control apps, but the technology didn't work. They were hard to set up and our kids broke out. Plus, we found the approach of simply limiting screen time flawed.

We needed something better, so we made Carrots&Cake. Pulling together a team of experts, we built an app focused on improving the quality of kids’ screen time. Now our kids have balance, we are happier, and our family is connecting.

Our approach

When our kids started using screens during the Pandemic, we were torn. We wanted them to be tech savvy, but we also wanted them to be well rounded.

We set screen time limits, but our kids threw tantrums and rebelled when their time was up. Life turned into a negotiation. We tried parental control apps, but the technology didn’t work.

They were hard to set up and our kids broke out. Plus, we found the approach of simply limiting screen time flawed. We needed something better, so we made Carrots&Cake. Pulling together a team of experts, we built an app focused on improving the quality of kids’ screen time. Now our kids have balance, we are happier, and are family is connecting.

Take back control of your family life.

Download the Carrots&Cake app!

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