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Description

Introducing kids to coding early is seen as vitally important by parents, educators, and tech leaders. Give your child a head start in learning how to code with Hopster Coding Safari.

We have created this animal themed pre-coding logic game to help kids learn the fundamentals of coding. Children are presented with a series of logic problems to solve, getting different animals to where they need to be.

What your child will learn from Hopster Coding Safari:

- The fundamentals of computational thinking
- Foundations of coding
- Problem solving
- Planning

This game will engage young children in computational thinking - the fundamental techniques needed to understand coding - without them realising they are learning. It will also ignite their passion for puzzles and problem-solving - all while playing a fun game with animals.

It could be the Tiger that needs to get back to her den, the Penguin trying to return to its Antarctic Ice Hole, the hungry Monkey desperate to get to the banana tree, or one of the other animals in this app - here, play is at the heart of learning to code.

The tasks in Hopster Coding Safari become increasingly complex to resolve, and completing them gently guides your child through the four fundamental techniques of computational thinking:

- Decomposition
- Pattern recognition
- Abstraction
- Algorithms

These are the basic techniques children need in order to learn how to code. So our game doesn't teach any specific programming languages but gives young children these foundations from which they will build on and learn to code.

Our Learning Goals:

1. Introducing children to computational thinking
• Going through a problem-solving process
• Breaking it down & looking for patterns
• Developing a step-by-step solution
• Reflecting on their choices

2. Delivering key computer science standards for UK (Early Years & Key Stage 1) and US Curriculum (Kindergarten through 2nd Grade)
• Understand what algorithms are
• Create and follow algorithms
• Model the way programs store and manipulate data by using symbols to represent 
information
• Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a 
problem
• Decompose the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of 
instructions
• Debug errors in algorithm that includes sequences and simple loops
• Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


Toddlers and preschoolers will love the animal theme, and each one has been chosen to represent one of the 7 continents - Bear (North America), Fox (Europe), Tiger (Asia), Elephant (Africa), Monkey (South America), Penguin (Antarctica), and Kangaroo (Australia).

Built by the team behind Hopster, the award-winning kids learning and entertainment app, Hopster Coding Safari is 100% safe and ad-free.

Unlock the second coding world through a single in-app purchase or by using your existing Hopster subscription*

*You will need to create a Hopster login to use an existing subscription across other apps and platforms.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Feb 19, 2018 (10 months ago).

Releasing new versions every 17 days, on average.

Oct 04
2018
(Current)
Version 3.2.14

Just releasing a little update so the safari animals don't run away. That's code for bug fixes according to our developer! His name is Alec. Why not leave him a little 'thank you' note if you love the app? He loves reading all the reviews.

Sep 28
2018
Version 3.2.13

We may not have trained and hired some new coders yet, but at least our existing ones were able to squish a few bugs so your little coder and keep learning without any hiccups.

Remember - if you're a Hopster subscriber, you can unlock world two with your log-in details.

Sep 13
2018
Version 3.2.12

The love we've been having since launch has been absolutely amazing - over 200,000 installs world wide. We couldn't have gotten here without all our lovely coders, amazing reviews & ratings, and honest feedback. Today we're delighted to expand the learning even further with a second world. As much as we'd like to offer the expansion for free, we've got a team to support and made the decision to charge a small one-time fee (all behind our age-gate) to unlock the second world. This will be on offer until the 2nd of October 2018 and if you're a Hopster subscriber via our other app, you'll get to unlock everything with your existing subscription - just use your log-in credentials and you're set.

Any questions or feedback? You can always reach us at hello@hopster.tv

Jul 23
2018
Version 3.1.8

Just a little update for fix a few things in the background. Don't you worry though, we're hard at work behind the scenes to make learning to code even more fun. Stay tuned!

Jun 19
2018
Version 3.1.5

Another little bug fix!

PS: we're loving all the customer reviews. Please keep them coming :) and if you know any friends with kids we'd love for you to share the app.

Jun 11
2018
Version 3.1.4

Just a quick little update.

May 31
2018
Version 3.0.11

Just a few tweaks and improvements. Oh...and a screenshot feature in the sticker book so your little one can share their creations.

May 26
2018
Version 2.2.0

We've got a lot of under-the-hood tweaks for you in this one but the big update here is the introduction of Sequences - the next stage in introducing the fundamentals of early-age coding.

May 15
2018
Version 2.1.2

Bugs, glorious bugs! Luckily there weren't any to squish, so this is mostly a shine and polish update for you lovely coders.

What was new in the previous update?
- Introduced the Sticker book. With every completed level your little one unlocks a new sticker.
- A lot of sound improvements. New background music, with more variety.
- More lively animations for our lovely safari animals
- Habitats get a big more flair with new backgrounds

Like what you see? Then please let your friends, family, or school teachers know!
And if you want to go that little extra mile for us, we'd love to get an app review from you. 5 Stars preferred of course ;)

Apr 26
2018
Version 2.0.14

It's been a little while since the last update, but Safari animals need a little break every now and then as well. We heard Elephant went for a paddle to a nearby watering hole with the family.

So what's new this time around? Glad you asked!
- Introducing the Sticker book. With every completed level your little one unlocks a new sticker.
- A lot of sound improvements. New background music, with more variety.
- More lively animations for our lovely safari animals
- Habitats get a big more flair with new backgrounds

Like what you see? Let us know with a review or an email at hello@hopster.tv

Mar 15
2018
Version 1.3.4

New animal animations bring all our animals to life! Update to see the elephants having a bath at the watering hole, the joeys hopping into their mother's pouch...and many more!

This release also brings new sounds when interacting with puzzle pieces and arrows so now it feels even more satisfying for your little one to solve a puzzle.

No bugs to fix this time around! Unless you’ve spotted one we didn’t? Let us know at help@hopster.tv

Happy coding from the Hopster team in London. And if you’re loving the app, please do leave us a review and rating on the app store.

Mar 07
2018
Version 1.2.5

Yay another update! Thanks again for being an early adopter. Has your little one been enjoying the new backgrounds?

ONE FOR THE PARENTS:
We’ve had a couple of questions about how is this game related to coding? Rest assured it really is! But…to clear things up some more, take a look in the app for our one pager on how Hopster Coding Safari introduces your kids to coding. Just press the 'i' button on the title screen.

Other little updates include:
- Further improvements to background music and sounds
- Small visual tweaks. Don’t we look fly?
- No bugs to fix this time around! Unless you’ve spotted one we didn’t? Let us know at help@hopster.tv

Happy coding from the Hopster team in London. And if you’re loving the app, please do leave us review and rating on the app store.

Feb 27
2018
Version 1.1.4

Hi there! Thank you for being among the first to download our latest game. We hope your little one is enjoying it. With this update we’ve added some new backgrounds for the Bear, Elephant, Kangaroo, Monkey, and the Tiger.

Other little updates include:
- Bug fixes…although we didn’t spot many :)
- Better support for iPhone X — enjoy all the screen space!
- Sharing is caring! We now have better support for multitouch. Now two can play together.

One final bit! We’re hoping you enjoy the game and see the value it brings. We’d love to hear from you through a review or even by email at hello@hopster.tv Give us your thoughts or share the love with our parents.

Happy coding from the Hopster team in London.

Feb 19
2018
Version 1.0.24

Previous 3 versions
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