Curriculum

 

  • Designed for parents and their children, aged three to five years-old, HIPPY program materials consist of:
    • storybooks
    • activity books
    • ‘basic supplies’ such as geometric shapes, scissors and crayons.
  • Activity books are set out like lesson plans for the parent, providing them with developmentally appropriate activities for their children with the objective of ensuring a successful and enjoyable learning experience. 
  • Reading together and talking about the storybooks help develop a love of literacy in the family.
  • Building on the storybooks to expand literacy skills, HIPPY’s easy-to-use activities nurture school readiness skills, including: 
    • language development 
    • perceptual and sensory discrimination 
    • logical thinking 
    • problem-solving 
  • HIPPY introduces skills and concepts in a progressive manner, first using the physical body, then concrete objects and finally representation of objects in pictures, followed by opportunities for practice and learning. 
  • Parents are encouraged to build on the information in the activities in order to generalize the learning in all areas of their children’s lives.
  • Wide-ranging, fun-learning HIPPY activities include reading, writing, drawing, singing, rhyming, games, puzzles, cooking, baking and more.
  • Constant reviewing and updating ensures that the HIPPY curriculum is relevant for families and reflects current educational research findings. 
  • HIPPY facilitates initiatives for change, additional materials and extension activities developed in different member countries.