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Totto Parents App

Totto Parents App

Totto Learning
Early learning
Totto Parents App offers guidance for parents and personalized activities for early learning

Totto Learning is a parenting platform for parents of children under 6 years old. Totto aims to empower parents by providing them with knowledge about parenting and tools to engage more effectively with their children at home.

Totto Learning has also developed the Totto Nurture program for home learning as well as the Totto Parents App, a unique parenting guide. Parents can use the app to find personalized early learning activities and to continuously evaluate their child's growth and development. They also receive professional advice and one-on-one support from childcare and parenting experts.

Age groups 
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Totto Parents App helps the parents to choose what and how to the child should learn. The app considers parents' needs and expectations well. It reminds regularly about different tasks and things to do with a toddler, and also suggests things for the parent to learn. The activities require active participation and communication both from the parent and the child, and develop different areas holistically.
Totto Parent App offers a lot of hands-on, practical tasks to do with the child, and tips for the reflection of the child's development. The actual reflection tools in the app are limited to self-assessment, but mentoring video calls and other services provided in the Premium package give extra encouragement, and guidance for parents that need it. The solution aims to keep up users' interest with weekly activities, and the challenges encourage parents to spend more time with their kids.
Totto App emphasizes the individual pace of development. There is no need to hurry to gain new skills, and the children are not compared to any baseline or expected development stages. Children develop in different paths; parents can choose the most suitable learning activities based on app suggestions and their own knowledge of the child's needs and interests.
Totto Parent Apps is highly child-centric. The activities emphasise good communication between the parent and the child, and make sure the both have an active role; and share their thoughts and feelings. It also encourages inviting other important people to the child's Love Circle. There are few social features on the app (liking, commenting). Premium services give parents access to helpful Mentoring, and the children can be enrolled to instructor-lead, shared online classes.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Totto Parent app presents a modern way of parenting that helps parents being a vital part of their children's development.
The app gives tons of useful information for parents to educate their children at home through playful and creative activities.
The app promotes an individual learning path that focuses on broad-based competencies instead of academic skills.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Children's curiosity and interest in languages, texts and cultures is reinforced.
Children are encouraged to read and write in a playful manner.
Children are encouraged to communicate with other children and adults in different situations.
Children get to know a variety of texts.
The children practice telling about and explaining things and conversing.
Rhymes, songs, naming objects, and reading and telling stories are used to support language development.
Children's capacity to understand, observe and conceptualize their surroundings is developed.
Developing the children's abilities to understand the diversity of their local community and practicing acting in it.
Supporting healthy and varied eating habits.
A positive attitude towards food and eating is encouraged.
Developing the children's mathematical thinking and supporting positive attitude towards mathematics.
Practicing creative problem solving and design skills
Children can experiment with different tools and materials of visual expression
Children's relationship with the visual arts, other visual culture and cultural heritage is developed.
Children's interest in music is reinforced.
Children are encouraged to use their imagination and express emotions and thoughts evoked by music.
Children are encouraged to express themselves both verbally and physically.
Children practice their visual thinking, perception and interpretation of images.
Children are encouraged to exploratory and experimental ways of working.
Children's abilities to take care of their health and personal hygiene are supported.
Developing children's bodily knowledge and management as well as basic motor skills.
Children have the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity in play activities.
Daily physical activity supports children’s thinking and reflection.
Children’s skills to structure, name and describe the environment and its phenomena are supported.
Moments of success are recognized and celebrated with the children and they learn to support and encourage others.
Practicing getting dressed, eating, and taking care of personal hygiene and the child’s own belongings
Children are supported to express their emotions and self-regulate.
Things and objects are named with the children and different concepts are learned.
Children's relationship with nature and responsible activities in the environment are strengthened.
Children are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors and exercise during all seasons.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing memorizing skills
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Practicing to work with others
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing to notice causal connections
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing to improvise
Practicing creative thinking
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Learning to notice causal connections
Practising visual recognition
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Learning the basics of spelling
Practising to understand visual concepts and shapes and observe their qualities
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing strategic thinking
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Practicing persistent working
Using technology to express one’s emotions and experiences
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Using technology resources for problem solving
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Practicing versatile ways of working
Practicing decision making
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Practicing time management
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Practicing to take care of own and other people’s safety
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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