HIPPY Blankets

HIPPY Blankets

HIPPY is a two year, home base early learning and parenting program for families with young children. The program is designed for 4 and 5 year old children. The HIPPY program is run through RDHS and we have two local co-ordinators – Jayne and Marnie.

 

Benefits for Children

HIPPY provides your child with a structured, education-focused program that lays the foundations for success at school. You teach your child literacy, numeracy and language skills as well as physical skills so they are school-ready and develop a love of learning that lasts throughout their lives.

HIPPY benefits your child by:

  • encouraging a love of learning
  • maximising their chance of enjoying and doing well at school
  • promoting language and listening skills and developing concentration
  • building self-esteem and confidence in learning
  • improving relationships between parents and children.  Over two years (in the years before and after starting school), HIPPY children work through weekly or fortnightly packs of play-based, educational activities with their parents and family. They are encouraged to ask questions and try new things, developing their confidence and passion for learning, which enables school-readiness. This week the children and their families made Tie Blankets. Great for a snuggle in this cold weather.
  • You are supported to shape your child’s learning opportunities around their strengths and interests; and to bring learning off the activity pack page and into the world. We call it ‘Everywhere Learning’: parents take HIPPY activities to everyday situations or in places, encouraging other family members to get involved.
  • The HIPPY approach is based on evidence that children’s earliest and most powerful learning comes from their family. This evidence shows that encouraging literacy and numeracy in early childhood sets children up for success in learning throughout their lives.
  • You are supported to shape your child’s learning opportunities around their strengths and interests; and to bring learning off the activity pack page and into the world. We call it ‘Everywhere Learning’: parents take HIPPY activities to everyday situations or in places, encouraging other family members to get involved.

    This week the children and their families made Tie Blankets. Great for a snuggle in this cold weather.  Thank you to Jayne and Marnie for organising this activity.  We love our blankets.

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