The Tiikat Project
Tiikat is an evolutionary way of learning which allows children to choose what interests them, and encourages them to develop a love of exploration which will last a lifetime. Combining free online resources with offline books, environmentally friendly kits and activities, Tiikat supports learning at home, or in the classroom, in a unique and creative way, often using games, stories and experiments.
Tiikat is also the name of the adorable travelling cat who guides kids around the world to learning and adventure! While children explore their own interests and complete lessons, Tiikat the cat is always learning with you. A very diligent feline, Tiikat keeps an online travel journal which describes his experiences, written while he is travelling on board his ship The Purrpoise. You get to see the world through Tiikat’s eyes, seeing the world from his purrrrspective.
Currently, the project is still in its first stage, combining Tiikat’s journal and fun practical activities, with plans to roll out many more interactive tools, including lesson plans and games. The aim of the second stage is to produce a series of children’s illustrated chapter books that combine with an online learning program (website and app). In each book Tiikat will be exploring new countries, learning from people he meets as well as going on exciting adventures. Every aspect of the book that could lend itself to further learning and enjoyment, such as child lead research or practical activities, the website will cover.
We would really love to hear feedback from kids and their parents. We hope that as Tiikat develops it will become not only a source of fun and a great learning resource, but also a community where readers can share their work and experiences.