What does The Family Learning App do?
The Family Learning App enriches the quality of the home learning environment by sending daily, play-based activities that can be easily incorporated into family life.
As families make use of the app, our special algorithm responds to their evaluations and tailors the curriculum to best meet the needs of their child. The result is a fully individualised learning journey.
The Family Learning App pushes all of this valuable information to schools via ‘The Family Learning App’ school site, helping schools to evaluate progress and identify specific areas for future work.
Watch the following two, short videos to find out more:
What does our curriculum cover?
The family Learning App's curriculum covers core learning within Numeracy, Literacy and Health & Wellbeing, with each of these three curricular areas being subdivided into the following five categories:
Shape, Position & Movement
Listening & Talking
Health & Wellbeing:
Physical Activity & Skill
Wellness & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Independence
Is this more screen-time?
No! Although we are called an ‘app’ a better description would be a digital nudge.
Behaviour science research suggests that behaviour change is most effective when the least number of choices are required to enact the new behaviour. With this in mind ‘The Family Learning App’ uses digital devices to provide a daily nudge towards the behaviours that we know lead to positive outcomes for children.
Typically, our users are on ‘The Family Learning App’ for less than 2 minutes before putting their device away and engaging in quality adult/child interaction.
"I like that the app does not require me or my child to use a screen but rather the tasks can be completed during every day life and conversation."
Feedback from parent
What do users think?
"The tasks gave me new ideas in terms of supporting my child’s learning and development."
"A great variety of activities to support learning conversations."
"The variety of different and simple to do ideas."
"The easy interactive functions which engages both parent a learner with modern technology. The activities also gives great ideas to engage with further learning or adapting to meet needs of child."
"How easy it was to fit!"
“…pointed me in the right direction of what I should be doing.”
“…it’s an easy and effortless way to help your child.”
"I think the way the app has em changed my understanding, things don’t always, don’t have to be structured, things don’t have to be with a pencil and pen and even simple things like saying what things are bigger you know, getting a few objects and putting them in order of size or weight, that is all contributing to your child’s development..."
"I am already a fan of the App and enjoy using it."
"It’s easier to get my child to sit down and participate In learning activities as he associates the App with other gaming Apps he has used so always keen to see what the next activity is. I am more confident to try new ways of learning with my child."
How long does it take a school to set up
‘The Family Learning App’?
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Setting up ‘The Family Learning App’ for your school is easy and involves only four simple steps:
Create a username and password
2. Create the classes or groups you will use to organise your pupils
3. Populate the groups / classes with pupil names
4. Click the ‘Invitation Letters’ button to print off your pre-written
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Want to find out even more?
Check out our Edutalk Radio Interview
Listen to the full story of The Family Learning App, the research that underpins it, the evidence that supports it and how we plan to develop in the future.
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