What Children Learn at HIPPY
Evidence-based programming that meets school expectations.
The HIPPY Program delivers the vital pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills children need for success in Kindergarten and beyond.
HIPPY Developmental Curriculum for Ages 3, 4 & 5
Language Development: expressive language, receptive language
Phonological Awareness: understanding that words are made up of sounds and letters. Includes rhymes, phonemic awareness and phonics. Letter Recognition Memory (Recall), sequential memory
Scientific Exploration: using a process of gaining an understanding of knowledge through observation, identification, investigation, problem solving and describing
HIPPY Storybooks for
Ages 3, 4 & 5
Early Literacy: Reading Readiness, letter recognition, sound awareness, picture reading, & understanding words.
Story Comprehension: what and why something happens in a story
Book Knowledge: understanding how books are constructed and used — title, author, concepts such as front and back cover, top and bottom of page, beginning, middle and end of the story
HIPPY Pencils & Crayons
Writing Readiness: Preparation for formal writing through the use of writing tools. Activities and experiences that aid understanding that writing is a format to express on paper what one can say, see or think
Parents model writing: Demonstrate writing and the different ways that writing can be used to express ideas.
Following Directions and instructions
Fine motor control
Sequencing: cut out pictures and put events in the order they happened
Visual Discrimination: learning colours and shapes
Math Readiness: Math concepts like quantity, size, one-to-one correspondence
Organizing: Categorizing and sorting
Writing Readiness: tracing shapes