Our beliefs drive us in everything we do at Hoot.
Reading is Everything
The world continues to evolve; handwriting is a lost art, bookstores can’t stay open, and kids can text faster than they can type. But one thing we know will not change is that reading is fundamental to all aspects of our lives. Ensuring your child is reading proficiently by Gr.4 is critical so that they can easily make the leap from learning to read to reading to learn.
technology can enhance learning
As an EdTech company, we are inspired by the potential that technology brings for teaching and learning. All “screen time” is not created equal. We believe that technology paired with real human interaction has incredible potential for helping students learn in new and unique ways.
practice builds confidence
Like all new skills, learning to read is hard. It takes a lot of practice, in and out of the classroom. Despite a child’s ability, home reading time is often missed or can often turn into a battle. We believe it’s important for kids to experience the confidence that comes with mastering a book. Reading homework should be a fun and positive experience. Practice will build confidence, confidence will bring performance, and performance will make learning feel less like work!
read at the right level
Today’s culture can create high expectations for kids. Early mastery of reading sometimes positively predicts future reading skills, but parents must remember that all children learn at their own pace. We often hear from parents who are concerned about grade level and we remind them that grade level varies from country to country and state to state. We encourage making gains in all reading areas – decoding, fluency and comprehension. Even if your child is struggling, with the right intervention and practice they can catch up and keep up!
it takes a team
Your child needs a team and so do you! When parents and teachers work together, everybody wins. If your child is struggling or not fulfilling their potential, communication is critical. We hope to provide opportunities for affordable and quality options that offer a 360 degree learning environment.
our app is research based
Our App was designed based on a research project at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street).
our instructors are teachers
All of our instructors are certified teachers! The same that would be supporting your child in the classroom.
books designed for guided reading
Our library has over 1,000 levelled texts that help your child catch up, keep up, and accelerate their reading.