HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) is a home-based programme that helps parents create experiences that lay the foundation for their children’s success in school and later life. The programme is designed specifically for those parents who may not feel comfortable in their own abilities to support their children’s education.

Benefits for HIPPY children

  • HIPPY encourages a love of learning
  • HIPPY children arrive at school ready to learn, and settle into the learning environment
  • HIPPY children score better on measures of literacy, numeracy and understanding appropriate school behaviour than their non-HIPPY peers
  • HIPPY children retain their competency in reading and numeracy skills

Benefits for HIPPY parents

  • HIPPY parents are more likely than their peers to engage in positive educational activities with their children
  • HIPPY parents are more likely than their peers to become involved in school activities with their children
  • HIPPY parents are more likely than their peers to seek further education for themselves
  • HIPPY creates employment and training opportunities

Benefits for HIPPY families

  • Helps to create a learning environment at home
  • Increases parents’ knowledge of child development and the way children learn
  • Provides parents with opportunities to enjoy positive time with their children
  • Enables parents to be actively involved in their children’s education
  • Supports parents to meet regularly and promotes a sense of inclusion and connectedness with their community
  • Increases parents’ self-confidence
  • Has an overall positive impact on family relationships
  • Promotes language and listening skills and develops concentration
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence in learning
  • Improves communication between parents and children

“Can definitely see and hear the difference between children who have done HIPPY. Wider range of vocabulary, comprehension, logical thinking, outlook on life and the way children describe and talk about situations is awesome. HIPPY Miss 4 loves it and so do I, we enjoy spending that 1 on 1 time together”

Rosie Tuisila 

“Absolutely love HIPPY! My son has learnt so much, not only with his vocabulary and maths skills, but also recognising the emotional aspects within the few books we have read about what makes him feel big/small or happy/sad etc. Our bond has strengthened a lot when it comes to learning at home as well as just having that precious quality time as a family”

Anarosa Afasene

“We loved Hippy. It meant spending time with my son whilst also preparing him for school and he’s been thriving ever since!! I Cannot recommend it enough!”

Ngā Anahere Nolan

How to Get in Touch

Phone:  06 358 2256 extension 207
Email:   hippy@tearohanoa.org.nz

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