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Hoopla Kidz

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Mild musical vids teach preschoolers early literacy skills.

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Educational Value

These videos teach viewers important pre-reading skills like simple counting, colors, and letter recognition through songs, rhymes, and games. Lyrics show on the screen during songs and rhymes, so kids can begin to recognize letters and words.

 

Positive Messages

These videos encourage learning through songs, rhymes, and stories that engage young viewers. They involve simple concepts like color recognition, number sense, and language skills, all of which is presented in age-appropriate content for pre-readers. Some episodes also incorporate examples of positive behavior in the stories.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that HooplaKidz is a Youtube series featuring videos that teach early learners literacy skills involving letters, numbers, colors, and rhyming. Some of the videos show human and animal characters acting out the lyrics to familiar songs and rhymes like "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Five Little Monkeys." Others teach more directly by identifying colors, spelling words, and counting objects, for example. While the videos are fairly short in length, the series often presents them in compilations that run longer than an hour at a time, so limiting kids' screen time may take some strategy.

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Kid, 9 years old February 23, 2019

so stupid enh enh enh

UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG PLEASE CANCEL AND NO RERUNS

What's the story?

HOOPLAKIDZ offers educational videos that teach pre-reading skills like numbers sense, colors, and letter recognition through rhymes, stories, songs, and instructive segments. Many of the videos involve a young character named Annie and her monkey friend, Mango, and dog, Ben. Others use familiar objects like soccer balls and lollipops to teach the learning concepts. Memory and matching games also challenge kids' critical thinking skills while keeping their interest with lively music and coordinating rhythms.

 

Is it any good?

These celebrated videos entertain through songs, rhymes, and coordinated animation that puts visuals to the lyrics. They are presented in lengthy formats, compiling numerous different videos into collections that run longer than an hour apiece. This can be challenging for parents trying to limit screen time as there's no natural break between the videos, but the shorts themselves are fun to watch and to sing along with.

In addition to the musical videos, HooplaKidz offers content that teaches early literacy skills in a more direct way, reinforcing kids' grasp of colors, counting, letter shapes and sounds, and even simple spelling. Parents will find them very repetitive, but for learning purposes, it's an effective tool.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about reading and why it is important. What books do you and your kids like to read together? How does reading (or being read to) inspire your imagination?

  • Do your kids like to sing? What songs are their favorites? Were any of the songs in this series new to them?  

  • Why is it important to take part in activities that don't involve screens? When you are online, why should you make sure your parents know which sites you visit?

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