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Who is Kujo?

In the quest for quality preschool lessons, stories and experiments online,
Kujo’s Kid Zone creates short videos that promote fun, self-awareness, and exploration.
 

It began with a passion for play and experimentation. Founder and host Randy Quansah mixed curiosity and
fun entertaining his brother’s kids with fun activities that nurtured discovery, expression and understanding
of the world around them. Once he became a father, he saw the direct and exciting connection between
fun, engaging early learning,  intellectual growth and language development.
He also saw the need for greater representation of people of colour and culture.
Together,
his bringing his unique concept of unity, social awareness, fun and experiential education
online to share with children and parents around the world.

By day, he is a Human Resources professional and business instructor, as well as a champion for finding greatness in others. 
As host of Kujo’s Kid Zone, Randy brings a friendly, respectful and cultural approach to teaching in French and English.

His high degree of creativity makes him a top draw online to inspire a generation of leaders and pillars in their communities.

 ‘Kujo’ is actually his given name, meaning ‘Born on a Monday’–a special tradition that originates in Ghana.
Randy’s character mirrors Kujo’s to a certain degree, as he brings out everyone’s inner child with an openness,
willingness to explore and challenge old ways of thinking in order to grow and expand perspectives and horizons.
His unique character is a transformational leader who is not afraid to fail in order to discover the truth.
His character constantly fails at the beginning of experiments. However, he maintains an optimistic and inquisitive attitude,
searching for the answer with subject matter experts, including the Imagination Helmet!

He also believes in collaborative problem solving as he asks the audience and his fellow cast member puppets questions
and takes on theirs suggestions in order to try to solve a problem. His goal is to ask kids to try and duplicate
and discuss an experiment or social subject at home with their parents and guardians.
This helps promote continuous learning and cultivate one-on-one parental time in fun and engaging way.

Kujo is a also a little bit of an odd duck with his glasses, hair and his choice of attire. However he embraces differences not only in himself but in others. He realizes that diversity and inclusion are necessary in order to expand perceptions.
He and his cast mates encourage this by stating the show’s phrase
“Be Kind. Be Brave. Be Curious. And most importantly–Be Yourself!”

In world where everyone is trying to be different there is an underlining need to fit into a box or label.
We believe every human is unique and we should celebrate this every day.

 

Cast Members

Ellis Lalonde

Actor, musician, puppeteer and comedian, Ellis Lalonde brings wit, originality and creativity to the role of the puppet Kweku.

He represents his owl character as a smart, funny, and logical family member of Kujo’s Kid Zone—with brilliant suggestions, curiosity and manners that inspire kids and adults alike. Ellis brings a natural skill to puppeteering and acting, prompting a dynamic interplay between his cast mates.

Ellis has been a member of the Loose Moose Theatre since 2012 as an actor and sound designer, adding the roles of director and puppeteer in 2015. His puppet experience also includes Dolly Wiggler Cabaret, National Puppetry Conference.

Kim Cheel

Kim is an award-winning playwright, actor and puppeteer who first began puppetry in 2016, working with Pink Whale Theatre. She grew up watching The Muppets and Fraggle Rock, and is excited to be a puppeteer, even if she isn’t in the echelon of Henson. She has played characters at Heritage Park, and her play, ‘Carolien and Wessex’ won the Outstanding Writing award at the 2017 Foothills Once Act Festival and the Calgary Fringe Festival in 2018.

Adjoa asks a lot of questions, and that’s something Kim can relate to. During my grade eight graduation, she was teased by the teacher because every time he walked by her desk, she had another question for him.

She admits Adjoa is also a bit unkempt – her feathers are everywhere! “Adjoa is who she is, and she doesn’t apologize for her questions, her flying feathers, and in that regard, I wish I was a little bit more like her!”

Madison Laliberte

Madison has been a singer/songwriter for many years and loves performing in front of any audience, including interactive children. She is a private music teacher (K-6) and one of her favourite things is recording her student’s songs as well as watching them perform.

She is also an elementary school teacher and is a great addition to our cast from a pedagogical perspective. She has always had a passion for teaching young children and helping them to achieve their dreams. Her role in Kujo’s Kid Zone allows her to share her love of music, lesson, and storytelling.

“Music ignites all areas of child development and skills required for school readiness; I am thrilled to be a part of this process. Because of my career as a teacher, I am able to interact with the audience in the same way that I do with my own students each and every day, as well as have the educational knowledge required to be a part of a program that helps children learn and grow.”

Our Mission

To ignite the imagination of every child and parent on the planet and empower them to
gain knowledge through our instruction—delivered with warmth, friendliness, and creativity.

Our Vision

To be a trusted, reliable and top educational source for children, to inspire a generation
of transformational leaders to be pillars in their respective community.


Kujo's Kid Zone - Advisory Board

Kujo’s Kid Zone is pleased to announce the launch of our exclusive Expert Advisory Board, which meets four times a year to discuss and provide management and content advice about the direction of our company, curriculum, program development and products.

It was our priority to create the board to enhance depth, breadth and credibility of our content. Our respected experts hail from a variety of professional and licensed backgrounds, including early childhood and elementary level education, science and technology,  business management, communications and broadcasting, and social media.

Our key business goal is to cover a wide range of topics and themes, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), as well as culture, food, music, language, physiology, self-awareness/emotions, careers/social roles, etc. These will be presented in a fun, simple, and engaging construct, capitalizing on the wonder and eagerness of a preschooler’s perspective. We thank our board members for their contributions toward quality videos, products, reviews and recommendations, and their quest enhance the experience delivered to our viewers, parents and influencers.

If you would like to be a part of Kujo’s Kid Zone Advisory Board, contact us and let’s start the conversation!