At Hopster we put children’s learning at the heart of everything we do, believing that entertainment and education can go hand in hand. With that in mind, we have created our very own curriculum alongside leading academics in childhood education and cognitive development. Our unique ‘Discovery Learning Map’ is closely aligned with the UK early years foundation stage framework and formal early childhood curricula from around the world.
The importance of individual learning
We know that no two children learn in the same way; they go through different stages of development and pick up different kinds of thinking skills at each stage. Kids’ learning can’t be put in neat little boxes, they tend to learn in a more organic way; hopping in and out of topics and themes that have piqued their interest. Our Discovery Learning Map supports the kids with these individual learning journeys as they discover for themselves things that inspire, excite and fascinate them along the way.
About our Discovery Learning Map
We aim to pick shows and develop games that cover all aspects of childhood development, but also most importantly, are fun! Our Discovery Learning Map underpins all our content to ensure quality learning opportunities, creativity and increased independence for your child. You can relax knowing that no matter where your little one journeys to on Hopster they will be learning every step of the way.
Our 6 key learning areas:
- Finding out… All about me, my friends & family
- Exploring… The world around me
- Expressing myself… Through the arts
- Communicating through… Language and literacy
- Thinking about… Numbers and solving puzzles
- Understanding… My healthy body and mind
Children are gaining a sense of who they are and what it means to be independent. They are growing in confidence and learning how to interact positively with others around them.
Children are exploring concepts in their own environment as well as the wider world around them using a range of scientific processes.
Children are experimenting with many different skills and fine-motor techniques, which allow self-expression through art, drama, music and movement.
Children are learning to communicate through listening, talking, reading and writing and discovering the joy of communicating with others.
Children are thinking about basic foundational mathematical concepts and beginning to apply problem solving skills.
Children are developing an understanding of their physical selves and how their choices can impact on the health of their body and mind.
Hello, my name is Lelia.
I’m Hopster’s Head of Learning. I have over 15 years’ experience in teaching, across the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2 and as an Assistant Head Teacher. I specialise in literacy with a focus on developing teaching and learning within the Early Years and Key Stage 1. For me, working alongside Hopster is a perfect opportunity to be involved in developing specialist technology that delivers education in a fun and entertaining way.