Very Mummy was so happy to be asked to review Hopster in return for a subscription to their app.
Hopster is a fantastic children’s development app, aimed at children aged 2-6 year’s old. It combines streaming award winning TV shows, fun and educational learning games, audio and ebooks, and even music. WOW! The app is safe and even completely ad free. All of this for an amazing £4.99 A month.
Hopster is a bright, fun and engaging app. The voice over is English, which makes it easy for children to understand. Everything on the app is based on the EYFS. Basically this means that all the content supports your child’s development. The content is also handpicked and kidSAFE+ COPPA certified which means it has passed stringent rules for children’s online safety.
What does Hopster have to offer?
Shows include the Octonauts, Ben and Holly, Pingu, Cloud Babies, Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam, Arthur, Paddington, Teletubbies and many many more.
There are 10 games to choose from currently, my daughter’s favourite is Sense- she is 2. It is fantastic on a phone, but even better on a tablet. Other games include letter recognition, sharing games, and number games. We like Alphabet Hotel. It teaches phonic sounds, letter recognition, missing letter words, balloon popping for the learning letter, finding objects that behind with the learning sound. What’s not to like.
Books include The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr, Paddington at the Palace by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley and many more. Once you have downloaded the books you can choose to read them, or have them read too you.
Hopster Create is a painting area where your children can create beautiful paintings by using a range of drawing and colouring tools.
Grow is a cute little area, where you can plant a seed, and choose rain/sun to help it grow into a plant.
If you head over to the music area, there are 19 icons to choose from and within them are many songs. The songs are very educational, including songs about your respiratory system, heart, brain and other body parts, classic nursey rhymes, music collections, French nursery rhymes, bedtime music, number songs the music collection is huge, and is sure to bring smiles to little ones faces. Our favourite one is Paca Alpaca (Old MacDonald theme) the song introduces places around the world and other animals.
This app is simple fabulous. The range of content is fantastic and the fact it’s all educational is a massive bonus. I loved the fact that Hopster doesn’t have lots of text, the voice over is very clear and certainly guides my 33 month old in the right direction. It really encourages them to be independent and explore the different areas the app has to offer.
I don’t encourage screen time in our house but sometimes you need 20 minutes to do some chores in peace and I feel comfortable that she is on something educational, it’s easy to navigate, so you don’t have to read everything for them and best of all no pop up ads. Your little ones can’t even access the parental controls unless they know your year of birth.
There is nothing we didn’t like about Hopster, just a small request of Peppa Pig 🙄
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