For generations and generations, children had been brought
up in a mannerism that allowed them to enter adulthood confident that the
teaching they had received would give them an advantage in the workforce.
Today, everything we do is centred on technology, yet
schools still treat children as if they are in the ‘70s. Ultimately, the way
children are brought up needs to be adapted as computer skills are of more
value in this day and age rather than handwriting capabilities. By allowing
children from a young age to learn via digital means, we are enabling them a
head start into their future where everything is governed by technology.
Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends is the debut app from Lupa
Entertainment and is determined to teach children to learn via a digital means
while bringing happiness. Children all over the world will be introduced to
Australia’s pristine beauty and unmatched wildlife as the app has been
translated into 10 other languages. Founder Luke Tregloan says, “Our songs
cover a wide range of concepts, from counting to colours to opposites.”
Strengthening children for their future is entrenched in
Australian tech company TALi Health and their app TALi DETECT who believe that
diagnosing attention vulnerabilities such as ADHD and ASD early within children
can allow schools to give required support and stop them from falling behind.
They aimed to create a program that isn’t invasive and that complements other
interventions to which they thoroughly understand that today school children
and technology should work hand in hand rather than giving children a
handwritten, non-interactive test that does not complement our advance from the
Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends make the most of digital
technology by allowing kids to flourish through an app on a tablet or
smartphone that they have been brought up on. Luke describes, “We wanted kids
to really connect with music and learning.”
Forcing children to write or simply telling them about
Australia does not engage them, a problem that is prevalent in Australian
schools which ultimately puts kids at a disadvantage. Luke Tregloan and Paul
Rowse’s innovative app allows children from all around the world to learn
lifelong skills for the future.
Lupa Entertainment are receiving regular airplay on ABC KIDS
and other radio station as well as a self-published a range of children’s books
to accompany the app
The Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends app is available now for Apple and Android devices.
More information can be found at www.hiphopkangaroo.com
Women Love Tech would like to thank Luke Van Ratingen for this article.