Why Tiggou?
Top tips for reading with children
Tips for introducing iPads to children
Planning for Kids Parties
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Tips for reading with children
Top tips for using an Ipad
Ideas for children's parties
Fun things for kids to do
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Tips for reading with children
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Why Tiggou?

Tiggou's world is an exciting place for kids to explore, have fun and learn. In Hurryberry Jungle, children can develop fundamental skills like pattern recognition, cognitive abilities, numeracy, literacy, and more.

Hey You Tiggou! has been developed through observational research on children: the development team has taken special care to develop stories and characters which will appeal to kids from a variety of cultural backgrounds and across age groups.

Top tips for reading with children

1. Read to your children: Reading together is a great bonding activity and an excellent way to motivate kids to read. Reading together will also help your child to learn the correct pronunciation of words.

2. Vary the pitch and tone of your voice while reading aloud and use voices for different characters: This helps keep kids interested and engaged. Try getting your child to act out the stories.

3. Find different ways to encourage your child to read: Writing comes in all sorts of forms, from videogames, to comic books, magazines, the internet and even board games. There are lots of ways to sneak reading under the radar!

4. Make reading a regular habit, but keep it fun. Reading as a chore is not fun and won't encourage your child to read for pleasure.

5. Allocate time for reading. Don't try to squeeze it in between other activities.

6. Use a chart to show your child their reading progress: A record showing their reading achievements is a great way to make their efforts tangible. A small reward for reaching their goal helps too!

7. Learn about what your child likes to read: Take an interest in the kinds of stories that are popular with kids. Try not to force your tastes on your child - empower them by offering choice and pay attention to their selections. Think about their interests when choosing books.

8. Pay attention to your child's reading level. It is important that they are reading at a comfortable level, so be sure to help them select books that will stretch your child without discouraging them. If your child is struggling, be sure to help them out with tricky words.

9. Talk about the stories you are reading together. Ask your child about the story you have read to them: ask what they understood, which characters they liked and explain the moral of the story.

10. Make sure your child sees you reading too! Kids learn from example, so don't just slump in front of the TV after a long day. Lead by example.

Tips for introducing iPads to children

1. Save introductions for pre-school: as recommended by child specialists, it is best to wait until at least pre-school age before introducing tablets to kids. Children tend to learn fast with tablets but real-life exposure and interaction during early years is essential to their development.

2. Supervise your child while using the tablet: sharing the experience and engaging with your child, guiding them and asking questions will help your child to learn more effectively.

3. Set limits for tablet usage: Set a limit of around half an hour for pre-schoolers and increase this gradually with age. Limiting time should also help mitigate the effects eye fatigue.

4. Keep an eye on the quality and motivations of apps designed for kids: many free apps contain illicit adverts

which may be inappropriate for kids. Research the best apps for aiding your child's learning and development.

5. Introduce apps with ""baby mode"" to pre-schoolers. ""Baby mode"" helps prevent unintentional clicks of buttons outside the game domain. This also helps to prevent kids from attending your personal calls, and ensures they do no make in-app purchases too!

6. It's all about balance: just like TV, tablets are no substitute for child-adult interaction. Be sure to engage in a range of activities with your child.

7. Use the tablet to support your child's learning: tablets are a great way to discover more about the things your child learns while exploring the real world.

Planning for Kids Parties

Checklist for party planning

1. Choose a theme

2. Prepare a guest list

3. Reserve an appropriate location

4. Make a list of party food to buy (remember to consider allergies!)

5. Plan some fun activities

6. Enlist some help

Organising a children's party can be stressful, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan. Unless you are arranging a surprise party, sit down with your child well before the party date to plan things out.

Things to take care of while planning:

1. Theme: Consider your child's interests but think carefully before choosing a theme based around a popular book, film or TV show: these can be expensive. Broad themes like pirates, dinosaurs, princesses or witches and wizards are fun, simple ideas.

2. Guests: ask your child about their friends and any special invitations, and plan how many people you want to invite.

3. Invitations: When designing the invitation think about both email and print versions. Don't forget to include timings, the address or a map and any special instructions, i.e. fancy dress.

4. Party food: If you are making the food yourself, try to plan for things you can make in advance. Consider allergies, likes and dislikes. Avoid trying out new things - stick to tried and tested favourites. And don't forget the cake!

5. Engage kids through fun actvities. Think about the age of the children when planning these activities and make sure you have more activities planned than you need, just in case you get through them faster than expected.

6. Make sure there are enough adults to help run the party: ask other parents, relatives or friends to come along and help out.

Feedback and suggestions

Rovolt would love to hear your feedback on Hey You Tiggou! and value your thoughts and comments - it is through the feedback

of children and parents that we can make the world of Tiggou a brighter, smarter, more fun-packed and exciting place for kids!