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The Starling Early Education Wearable

4.92 out of 5


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Clip the Starling to your child and get real-time insights into their whole day. See metrics on verbal engagement, motion, noise, and even sunlight exposure. Paired with the Starling app, you’ll get daily, personalized actionable prompts to keep you boosting every area of your child’s development. The Starling is used in libraries and pre-schools and recommended by pediatricians. Start boosting your child’s development today!

What's included:

  • Starling™ Early Education Wearable
  • Attachment clip
  • Charging base station with cables
  • Access to our smartphone app

30 day money-back guarantee

SKU: ST001-001-01
For Ages 0-4

The Starling will help your child
right from birth through to their
fourth birthday.

Size & Weight

About the size of a pacifier
(47.0 x 9.9 x 45.4mm)
Weighs 19g


Medical-grade plastic for safety and longevity
Water resistant design

Selective Bluetooth

Data can be transmitted to the app on-demand
or automatically

Mobile app

iOS 9 compatible mobile app
Android compatible app coming later this year

Starling attachment

A high-tensile clip specially designed not to irritate skin and strong enough to stay on through daily activities


Charging dock, cable, and wall-adapter included
Standard USB (+5V) power

Works in all languages

It’s been tested with: English, French, Spanish,
Mandarin, Korean, Polish, Hindi, Japanese,
German, Hebrew, and more.

12 reviews for The Starling Early Education Wearable

  1. 5 out of 5

    We’ve really loved having it as our babies have grown up.
    I have three kids, and this is our second Starling for our youngest daughter. We’ve really loved having it as our babies have grown up. When we first got it, I was really amazed how much variation there was in how many words they heard per day. I didn’t expect to like the Starling as much as I did- it’s just a great motivator every day to stay on track and talk a ton to my kids, and getting the daily activities through the app is super helpful… When I check the score in the afternoon and see that I’m nowhere close to my word goal, I make sure to step it up at dinner time or read an extra story before bedtime. We were worried at first that my kids would just rip the Starling off or start to cry when we put it on, but it really hasn’t been a big deal. My youngest kind of fussed with it for the first time we put it on her for about ten minutes, until she forgot about it and went back to playing.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  2. 5 out of 5

    This product Is awesome and vital to child development.
    This product Is awesome and vital to child development. Sometimes we need our awareness as parents or caregivers to help us be the best we can be for our LOs.
    Great interface- clear and to the point-
    The support I received was quick and super easy-
    Great product I would definitely reccomend this product.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brilliant. Simple. Fun.
    I was intrigued by the Starling after I listened to a Freakonomics podcast about the importance of children hearing thirty million words by age 3. It was basically explaining that no amount of pre-K education or remedial training is going to make up for the critical years from 0-3 that a child must be engaged with. It seems obvious, but like speed walking, you gotta really push yourself or you can become complacent. Especially when we’re all tired from a full day of work. I wish I had this device the day my daughter was born. The setup couldn’t be easier. I put the Starling in the charger and waited for the red light to turn green. Meanwhile, I downloaded the Starling app and set up a profile pic. One of the things I really like about the app is the built-in chat feature that makes you feel connected to the designers. It reminds me of the Amazon Mayday button. After that, everything is pretty automatic. The first 3 days, the Starling was learning how we interacted with our daughter. And then it suggested our word goal. Our mission is to crush the word goal every day. The product advises that you connect the Starling to the app every few days to download the data but it’s not an issue. You’ll find yourself checking your word count every day.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  4. 5 out of 5

    Love it!
    We are first time parents and love the Starling. As easy as it seems to just talk to your baby, we were actually amazed at how few words we could speak in a day. It’s become the little reminder in our lives to put down our phones or to stop what we’re doing and focus on our baby. Its also become a fun little personal challenge to try to beat our word goal each day! I find myself reading an extra book at bedtime or talking to my child more about what i’m doing while I cook or clean, etc. to make sure I’m getting those words in. Starling has become a daily part of our lives and I really believe its helping us be better parents. Definitely grateful we came across this product!
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  5. 5 out of 5

    Great product, great design and great app interface!
    We have really enjoyed using our Starling for several weeks now. The product design is great–looks good in the nursery or even on a coffee table in the living room. Having it around is a great reminder to talk aloud to our baby. It doesn’t have to be anything meaningful, even just describing your actions. Checking in on our word count throughout the day is a fun challenge for us. It really inspires you to always be communicating. The app interface is clean and works great. It was an easy setup and sync. The Starling app also sends you daily notifications with helpful developmental tips. One minor drawback is that you have to remember to have the Starling near you and the baby, which isn’t always easy. Hopefully they will be adding some product features in the future, like also being able to use your phone when the Starling isn’t handy. But thus far we have been beyond pleased with the purchase and it is a great reminder to always be communicating with your baby. Happy we can support a young company and hope to see more products in the future.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  6. 5 out of 5

    great device to track your baby’s development
    wonderful product! very interactive app which provides useful feedback on childhood development beyond just word count. Simple to use with a convenient interface for tracking and feedback on progress.

    The product itself is especially suitable for babies <2yrs old as this is the age in which brain development is at its most exponential phase, and where we tend to rely more on baby talk rather than complex language in our communication with them. For my 2 year old daughter, it took a bit of getting used to for her to wear this since it was not a habit that we had started earlier. The battery life is great – one charge can go for a week, which makes it easier for the child to get accustomed to since you don't have to take it off to charge.

    Few products like this exist out there – this is a great one for neurotic parents like myself to try!
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  7. 5 out of 5

    It’s great to check our word count on our phones throughout …
    My wife and I just had our first baby a few weeks ago, and we are already loving the Starling. As a new parent, there is so much information out there about what to do in the first few months and it’s so overwhelming. We learned about the importance of words for newborns especially, and having the Starling on our son has been helpful in reminding us to talk to him as much as we can. It’s great to check our word count on our phones throughout the day, and actually a good reminder to make sure to put our phones away again when we see that our word count isn’t as high as we had hoped. My wife and I are both very concerned about our son’s education, and so it feels good to be able to start doing something to help him get ahead and be successful even way before it’s time for him to start school or daycare. It is a little hard to use the Starling for newborns because he is changing in and out of clothes all day, but once we got used to it it’s not that bad. And as he gets older I know we’ll keep using it. I would recommend this to any new parent who values education and wants to make sure they are doing everything they can for their child, right away.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  8. 5 out of 5

    Starling rocks!
    A friend told us about Starling for our 7 month old daughter. After putting in a few hours of online research, we decided to finally order it. We’ve been using it for almost 2 weeks with our baby. It is great!! The device itself is small and compact, it doesn’t bother the baby. Now we know exactly how much we are speaking to our daughter. Both the mother and I have been putting in extra effort to reach that 10,000 words daily goal. Starling rocks!
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  9. 5 out of 5

    Great product
    My wife and I are new first time parents, and are as anxious as any new parents that we’re going to do something that will either be bad for our son or miss doing something that could have really helped him long term. I read this book by John Medina, Brain Rules for Baby, where he says that for optimal brain development your baby should hear (from a live person) 2,100 words per hour so when a friend of mine mentioned the starling I got pretty excited. How else would I know how many words we’re speaking to the kid? Who knows how important this stuff really is, but I’m a pretty data driven guy and there’s certainly no harm. We check our word count every couple days…so far so good. Great idea Starling
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  10. 4 out of 5

    A Wonderful Gift for New Parents
    We ordered a Starling for our friends as a gift and they love it!! When they first started tracking the words spoken to their baby they quickly realized how little they were actually saying prior to utilizing Starling. They assumed they were but the data showed it trailed off throughout the day.
    They’ve steadily increased the reading times for the baby and talking her through their daily routine for association. When we first gave them the Starling we provided them information on the research and data that went into the development; they appreciated reading the research and they committed to utilizing Starling on a daily basis. They send us pictures of her wearing Starling and screen shots of the app, they are so proud when they exceed another milestone in the words spoken for the day as they know its all benefiting her develop. We have a baby on the way and we’ve begun reading and playing music…we look forward to using Startling in the early part of his life to help with his development.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  11. 5 out of 5

    Just ordered Starlings as gifts for friends with new babies…they love them! Wish I had this when my girls were little. It’s a great way to help parents feel more confident with what they are doing for their babies. Cute design too.
    *Reposted from Amazon*

  12. 5 out of 5

    Education has always been a big deal to me so of course I’m going to research everything about how to help my daughter gain the knowledge she needs as she grows older. As I was researching on the internet, I came across how it’s important for babies to hear about 30,000 words per day. So I started counting on my own how many words I was reading to her and doing the math so she would hear 30,000 words per day. I was getting exhausted! Then I came across this product and how it counted for you. I was extremely excited and ordered it. This little star has been great at counting the words she hears everyday and I get excited for each new day knowing she is hearing all different kinds of words to help her succeed later in life. I’m excited I don’t have to count the words myself anymore! Thank you for this wonderful product.

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Where do you ship?

Right now we ship to the US and Canada. If you are interested in the Starling and live in a different country, please give us a call at +1 (650) 239-6791.

What age range is the Starling for?

The Starling is designed for children from birth through 4 years of age.

Do you have an Android and iOS apps?

Yes. The iOS app is currently available and the Android app will be available in early December.

Is the app free?

Yes. The Starling app is free but can only be used with the Starling hardware.

How big is the Starling?

The Starling is about the size of a pacifier.

Will the clip stay on my child?

In our experience, yes. The clip is made from a high tensile material, meaning that it is difficult to pull off. Older children may have the strength to remove the Starling if they’re particularly determined.

What is your return policy?

We have a 30-day money back guarantee. You can read more about our guarantee here.

If you have any other questions, please call (650) 924-9673.

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“The Starling is like your little conscience. Sometimes you forget and get caught up in things. I have to run to the grocery store, I have to pay bills, I have to put a load of laundry in, I have a million bottles to wash. It helps you say ‘STOP’ I need to focus on my kid.”

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