Hopster Launches Diversity Themed Area

Monday, 2 Apr 2018

No Text Pictured left, Sense - Hopster's digital sensory playroom

Hopster, the preschool learning and entertainment app, is bringing together a compilation of shows, games and books all selected to nurture kids’ tolerance, respect and understanding.Launching on World Autism Awareness Day, 2nd April, the special themed area will encourage children to understand that we are all different and to celebrate diversity. The content featured in the area will be aimed at all kids and will include newly added Sesame Street books featuring Julia, the first Sesame Street Muppet with autism. These digital storybooks will help kids discover similarities while respecting each other’s differences.

Also in the “Diversity” area, preschoolers can meet the eponymous title character from Punky, a little girl with Down Syndrome. Hopster fans will be further entertained by Bino & Fino, a Nigerian show about African culture, and the Adventures of Zee, a fun show that introduces kids to Arab culture and language while exploring universal themes such as teamwork and tolerance.

As well as watching the videos, kids will be encouraged to try Hopster’s digital sensory playroom, Sense, a set of mini-games designed to soothe and comfort those with autism and sensory processing disorders.

“At Hopster, inclusivity is at the forefront of everything we do, whether it’s hiring new team members for the office or selecting shows for our tiny audience” says Miki Chojnacka, Chief Creative and Content Officer at Hopster. “We are a diverse team with mixed backgrounds and over 15 languages spoken, which help us fill in skills gaps and learn something new from each other every day.”

“We’re embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need and similarly, when it comes to our programming we’d like to encourage children to understand that each individual is unique, and that diversity is great.”

The “Diversity” area will be launching on 2nd April and will be found on Hopster's home screen over April. The Hopster app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play and is also available on selected smart TVs. Selected episodes will be available for all users free of charge and for a monthly fee of £4.99/$6.99 subscribers will get access to Hopster’s entire library of shows, songs, books and games.

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