Throughout July we’ve been testing out a new kids app called Hopster. This is aimed at children aged 2-6 years old. It has learning games, books, music and children’s TV. Plenty to keep little ones entertained.
The app has already won a Kidscreen Award 2018 and is kidSAFE+ COPPA certified. This is thanks to its content being handpicked for age suitability and the app being completely ad free. With Hopster you can let your kids roam without worrying about what content they are seeing.
You can get Hopster on your smart phone, tablet or smart TV. It is both iOS and Android compatible. We’ve been using it on our ipad mini. You can even use it while offline, meaning you can literally take it anywhere.
The user interface is bright and colourful. The images are simple and clear and really engaging for kids. The voice of the person giving instructions is gentle and pleasant. I’m pretty sure I recognise it from the CBeebies app which is another popular one in our house!
The Hopster app TV has many well known characters including favourites such as Thomas The Tank Engine, Fireman Sam, Ben and Holly and more. The games are fun and encourage numeracy and literacy skills. I love games that are educational. I don’t feel so bad about letting the kids play on the tablet if I know they’re learning something!
One of Cody’s favourite parts of the app is the music. He loves listening to music all the time so it’s great knowing he can choose what to listen to and I know it will be appropriate for his age. Lois really enjoys the creative section of the app and likes to draw pictures. We highly recommend this app this app for kids. It’s become a firm favourite in our house thanks to so much content and a great variety in activities.
If you would like to try Hopster out for yourself then download a free 7 day trial from the website and see what you think. If you like it you can carry on using the app from as little as £3.67 per month. We think it’s well worth it! Find out more here: https://www.hopster.tv/
Disclaimer: Hopster gave us a free trial of the app in return for this review, however all words, photos and opinions are that of my own.