Preschool learning and entertainment app Hopster has launched a new game that helps children express themselves through music.
June 16, 2017
The new Bubble Beat music game allows kids to play simple tunes on a coral-inspired keyboard that helps kids listen to and play back a series of notes from traditional nursery rhymes. In addition to exploring different sounds and rhythms, children can also create their first compositions.
Bubble Beat ties into a unique “Discovery Learning Map” that Hopster developed to bring together some early-year learning programs from around the world, and the new game helps kids experiment with a range of sounds and express themselves through music. It uses the solfege technique, a music education method that teaches pitch and sight singing of Western music, which in turn helps children develop their “inner hearing” tools to learn music and play an instrument.
Leila Ingram, head of learning at Hopster, said, “Hopster knows music can play a vital role in supporting young children’s early development. It also knows that kids adore fun, musical interactions, be it through song, rhymes or playing an instrument. Hopster already has an exciting collection of rhymes and songs for children to embrace but was missing a truly interactive music tool. Bubble Beat fills this gap; allowing kids to compose their tunes in ‘play mode’ as well as teaching them to play well-known nursery rhymes by following a sequence of notes in ‘learn’ mode.”
Hopster is available to download free from the app store and Google Play and can be found on a number of select smart TVs, Roku players, and Apple TV. For a monthly fee, Hopster subscribers can access hundreds of children’s television shows, nursery rhymes, books and learning games that are available through Hopster’s early year’s curriculum.
By Thomas Russell
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