Many young children have access to some kind of tablet. To begin with when baby girl was around 20 months old, I thought she was far too young to use a tablet. Now I can see how beneficial it was to start her at that age. She is nearly 30 months old and has learnt loads from her Amazon Fire tablet. Such as shapes, colours and fruit (she has certain favourite games!)
When Hopster asked us to have a look at their kids learning app, I thought it would be great for her to look at some different games, online books, music and shows.
So what is Hopster?
“Hopster helps kids learn through the stories they love”
Hopster believe that entertainment and education go hand in hand. The content they provide helps kids with their literacy, numeracy and of course curiosity. On the Hopster app there are no adverts so it’s a safe place for kids to explore. It’s fully kidSAFE+ COPPA certified, passing stringent rules for children’s online safety, parental controls, age appropriate content, and data security.
It’s available on iOS, Google Play and now the Amazon Appstore which is where we are reviewing it from. The beauty of Hopster is that it can be played offline, therefore great for car and plane journeys. You can use the app through the Amazon Fire Stick as well.
What we thought
If we were to sum up the Hopster app in a few words this would be it.
“A thoughtful educational app which provides tons of fun learning activities all in one space”
The app layout is pretty easy to navigate for little ones. It’s designed for 2-6 year olds, which of course we were looking at it from the lower age range. Baby girl found it easy to scroll through and find her favourite shows like Fireman Sam, Pingu and the Teletubbies.
Then we sit together and work through the learning stages together. Baby girl is really good with her numbers and can count to 10. So we have been exploring the Alphabet Hotel. The great thing about Hopster is that it’s jammed packed with stuff to do. We are nowhere near to looking at it all just yet.
We are a family of big readers so the book boat section is one part we will use often. The collection of HarperCollins Children’s Books include firm favourites such as Paddington at the Zoo and Mog the Forgetful Cat. Audio and video books are also available.
Of course you have to have a little fun! Hopster has a creative section where your little ones can make sounds with the musical Bubble Beat game and Create where they can draw to their heart’s content.
We have thoroughly enjoyed trying out Hopster, and I know it will be a valuable resource with baby girl starting pre-school next year.
You can get it for as little as £3.67 a month with a 7 day free trial to begin with. Here is a special code AMAZON1M to redeem here: https://www.hopster.tv/
Thanks for stopping here today, I hope you have enjoyed this review.
*We received a 1 year subscription in exchange for this post.