Digital play… Here to stay

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Can digital play really help develop fundamental early years skills? Our children are living in a digital age where most 3 year olds have a natural affinity for using tablets or smartphones to explore their growing world. A seven-year old now holds the record for the World’s Youngest Programmer. More than half (55%) of kids … Read More

How we help your kids learn

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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 … Read More

Fun preschool music game ideas

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Young children seem to have an almost natural musicality; adoring all sorts of fun, musical interactions, be it through song, rhymes, moving or playing an instrument. We’ve all seen the joy in a child’s face when they’ve pulled out the pots and pans and are banging away merrily with a wooden spoon or dancing and … Read More

We love books and so should your tots

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Why reading is vital for kids Time and time again studies have shown that reading for pleasure makes a huge difference to children’s early academic success. The Department of Education believes that reading for enjoyment is in fact more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. … Read More