Clever Brenda: A Hopster Original kids tv show

Clever Brenda A Hopster Original kids tv show

Here at Hopster, we’re on a mission to promote ‘accidental learning’, where kids happen upon information and pick up skills accidentally while playing. As part of this, we have commissioned our own learning show, Clever Brenda. This brand new series helps preschoolers understand cycles that can be found in nature and in the world around … Read More

Inside ‘Unimagined Friends’

Unimagined Friends

We search high and low for the best kids content out there, and we were especially pleased when we stumbled upon this gem, made by a group of students at the Animation Workshop in Denmark. It’s a beautifully animated short, mixing 2D and 3D animation, about imaginary friends.. only thing is they haven’t been imagined yet. We spoke to … Read More

Have you seen what’s new on Hopster?

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We’ve got a few exciting announcements to make, but thought it would be more fun to turn it into a bit of a game. Can you spot 5 differences in the Hopster trees below? Did you find them all? 1.     Ben and Holly are visiting the Hopster tree (UK) 2.     We’ve got a new drawing … Read More

Our 7 Favourite Environmental Shows For Kids

Today is World Environment Day – and to celebrate we thought we’d shout out some of our favourite kids shows that also inspire your little one to do the right thing by the planet. Here are seven of our faves, packed with nature, magnificent animals, wild beasts, and Chris Packham’s eighties hairdo. Enjoy… 1. Captain … Read More

Happy Chinese New Year Colouring Sheets

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Goat (or Sheep, or Ram, depending on who you speak to). We’ve put together a fun 64 Zoo Lane colouring sheet and Chinese symbols tracing sheet for your little one to get in the mood for the festivities! All about Goats Goats are said to prefer peace, … Read More

Looking for great female kids TV characters? We’ve got your back!

In a thought-provoking piece, The Guardian’s Viv Groskop took a look at whether UK kids TV is skewed towards male-centric characters. This post came in response to Eileen Browne’s comment on a recent poll on the country’s favourite TV characters, in which the renowned children’s book author criticises the lack of female kids TV characters … Read More

The Hopster Happening is h-h-happening

We teasered it a few weeks ago, and now it’s getting ever closer: The Hopster Happening is happening! It is our new way of delivering a brilliant service to our free users, and a great value subscription to our Club Hopster members. Showcasing our shows through the Hopster Happening When we started out, all of … Read More

Hopster favourites: Dean loves Louie

“Drawing can be fun, let me show you how it’s done” is not my extremely big-headed twitter bio (#regrets) – it’s actually a line taken from the theme tune of the brutally cute Louie – my favourite TV show currently available on Hopster. As Designer at Hopster, and a general admirer of most things artistic, … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day: Our top 5 mums from children shows

Have you ever watched a kids TV show before and recognised yourself in the mother? If so, we hope you’ll like our list of the best fictional mums from children shows – just in time for Mother’s Day! Mummy Pig Mummy Pig is a great reflection of the reality many mothers in the UK experience … Read More