about hip hop hen
CREATED BY TEACHERS
The co-founders of hip hop hen who are passionate and dedicated teachers in the UK. Their aim is to raise the standard of early literacy education and give children the best possible start to learning letter sounds (phonics).
WHAT IS PHONICS?
Before learning to read or spell – children must learn the letters of the alphabet and what sounds (phonemes) they represent. Our first three phonics-based apps help children understand that a written letter or groups of letters such as ‘sh’ represents one sound (phoneme). There are 44 phonemes in the English language to learn. Learning to pair letters and sounds accelerates 'reading readiness'.
WHAT IS hip hop hen?
hip hop hen apps were launched in 2014 as EDITORS' CHOICE and FEATURED on Kids' Store for iPad. Our first 3 learning game apps: 'abc flashcard songs', 'abc jigsaw' and 'abc letter tracing' are specially built to introduce children to hear, read and write early phonics sounds in an easy, fun imaginative way. Ideal kids' games for boys and girls aged 2 - 4 year olds. These first 3 educational apps are part of a complete phonics reading scheme.
COMPLEMENTS SCHOOL CURRICULUMS
hip hop hen apps provide the perfect foundation to reading that complements major phonics programmes and school curriculums such as the UK (Government approved) Primary National Strategy – Letters and Sounds – Phase 2 and the start of Phase 3. ‘abc flashcard songs’ and 'abc jigsaw' contain 26 single letter sounds and 9 consonant digraphs such as ‘th’, ‘ck’ and ‘ch’. It is important that children learn these sounds at the same time as single letter sounds as they appear in many frequently-used words.
KEY EARLY LEARNING SKILLS:
- Speaking and listening
- Communication and language development
- Joining in with rhythmic patterns
- Identify sounds in words for reading
- Phonetic awareness
- Finishing rhyming sentences
- Concentration and attention
- Problem solving skills
- Recognition of familiar words, pictures and own name
- Fine and gross motor control and co-ordination
- Moving, handling and operating age-appropriate software
- Arranging objects to create
- Being imaginative
- Shape and pattern matching
- Perfect foundation to reading
MOMS WITH APPS MEMBER
hip hop hen is a proud Moms with Apps member, we follow the ‘know what’s inside’ – best privacy practices for kids’ apps.
All our apps have age-appropriate content and are safe for all children and can be used in the classroom or at home.
No in-app purchases or third party advertising so your child can play uninterrupted and at their own pace.
Personal information will never be shared.
Parent gate to keep children safe from social media.