LAUNCHED in 2014 as FEATURED on Kids Store for iPad
Featured as Best New App
CREATED BY TEACHERS
'abc jigsaw' is brought to you by the co-founders of hip hop hen who are passionate and dedicated teachers in the UK. Their aim is to create learning games for kids and raise the standard of early literacy education and give children the best possible start to learning letter sounds (phonics).
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 apps: 'abc flashcard songs', 'abc jigsaw' and 'abc letter tracing' are educational games which are specially built to introduce children to hear, read and write early phonics sounds in an easy, fun imaginative way. Ideal kids game for boys and girls aged 2 - 4 year olds. These first 3 educational apps are part of a complete phonics reading scheme.
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'.
'abc jigsaw' is an interactive puzzle game which enables children to learn the correct letter sound and letter formation by making the letter jigsaw.
Each letter of the alphabet is an expertly designed letter character, which has been cut-up into many pieces. In this learning game the child has to put the letter character back together. As the child slots each piece into place they are reinforced with the phonetic sound of that letter. On completion of each letter puzzle Hip Hop Hen comes onto the screen in a mode of transport with a mega-phone horn on top of the vehicle. Further fun happens when the child touches Hip Hop Hen.
35 beautifully hand-illustrated interactive and child-friendly pages
Specially built for pre-schoolers to learn letter sounds
Complements school curriculums
Hours of educational enjoyment
Perfect for 3+ year olds
Grown-ups area with printable teaching tips to observe and track early learning goals (coming soon)
Tested and loved by children
hip hop hen is a Moms with Apps member, we follow the ‘know what’s inside’ – best privacy practices for kids’ apps
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
KEY SKILLS FOR LEARNING
'abc jigsaw' helps children achieve many early learning goals:
Listening and language development
Concentration and attention
Problem solving skills
Recognition of pictures and own name
Fine motor control and co-ordination
Gross motor control of operating age-appropriate software
Arranging objects to create
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 jigsaw’ contains 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.
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Ratings and Reviews
A stunning app
Highly enjoyable for both children and parents/teachers. Beautiful colours and intricate artwork. This educational app helps teach children early reading skills (phonics) and develop important problem solving skills, including sorting and pattern making. You’ll be amazed at what even 2 and 3 year olds can achieve and how quickly they improve their hand eye coordination and fine motor skills – while having fun. There’s plenty of built-in encouragement. Adults can lend a hand when needed. There are free printable resources and tips for parents and teachers. This app is a little gem for children up to 5+. Do try it!
Another amazing app. Even from using this a few times I have noticed that the children are already beginning to recognise their letter sounds more confidently. This is the best educational app I have discovered. Every parent and every teacher must have it.
Fun and educational phonics learning - just brilliant. This is firmly part of my everyday activity time with my son and we both enjoy it as much as each other! Love it
- hip hop hen
- 150.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Sophie Carter & Daisy Harrison t/a hip hop hen 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.