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Journey Under the Sea with the Octonauts on Hopster

Lelia Ingram
Lelia Ingram - June 1, 2018

Our core aim at Hopster is to help kids learn through the stories they love; that’s why we have such an awesome and eclectic mix of shows. This month we are celebrating World Oceans Day (8th June) by launching The Octonauts on Hopster, and having an Under the Sea themed area.

We want to encourage kids to be interested in the ocean and the animals that live there. Octonauts is a fantastic adventure show for little children; it will get them excited about a brand new under-water world teeming with interesting creatures, fascinating plants and eco-friendly themes.  

Who are the Octonauts?

The Octonauts are a team of underwater adventurers whose mission is to ‘Explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect the ocean’. The show takes places in the ocean and in each episode Captain Barnacles Bear, Kwazii Kitten and the team encounter unusual sea creatures like whale sharks, jellyfish, parrot fish, and spinner dolphins to name a few. The Octonauts usually have to help rescue the animal by finding out more about its behaviour and marine habitat.  

Why we love this show?

  • Encourages kids’ curiosity about the underwater world
  • Teaches them about marine life and diversity
  • Incorporates fun and interesting facts about sea creatures
  • Sends positive messages about teamwork and cooperation
  • Teaches them about the importance of caring for the ocean
  • Links to our Discovery Learning Map theme , Exploring the world around me

Did you know?

  • The Octonauts episodes are produced with the help of actual marine biologists
  • Plastic waste like bags, bottles and straws are a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals who call it home
  • World Oceans Day is on June 8th – This is a global celebration and this year the focus is on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean

Also in the Under the Sea theme

If your little one is now hook, line and sinker for all things to do with the ocean we have a few more options for you.

Watch… I’m a fish – These entertaining shows allow kids’ to continue exploring the ocean and meeting  different sea animals. It teaches them lots more fun and interesting facts about marine life.

Watch… the Under the Sea playlist, featuring lots of aquatic themed episodes of your little one’s favourite shows

Play… Bubble Beat – Our magical underwater music game that helps kids learn to play simple tunes from popular nursery rhymes.  Children will love seeing the underwater creatures come to life as they play the coral keyboard.

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