Did you get a tablet for Christmas? If you’re like many people this year, you did. And if you’re like many families, your young children will be using that tablet, too.
Many educational tools and apps available for use on a tablet will not only teach your kids, but also entertain them. Here are three of the best:
1. Pick Chow!
A team of health and nutrition experts have created a site for kids called ZisBoomBah. On this site is the popular Pick Chow! tool, which is a fun way for kids to learn about nutrition and how it affects their health.
By placing foods on a virtual plate, the program gives kids a nutrition rating — between one and five stars — for their meals. Additionally, the app lets kids send an automated email to parents.
The email contains information about the virtual meal that has been prepared as well as a recipe and coupons for real-life preparation.
FitnessKids teaches children how to have fun while staying fit. The app features 25 different exercises that are presented in an instructional animation complete with sound and music.
Digital records are kept so progress and improvement can easily be chronicled. Kids can do the exercises alone or challenge a friend through the “Joust” feature.
The exercises and presentation are colorful, musical, and designed to be fun. Your kids will learn lifelong fitness habits, and have a great time doing so.
3. This is My Body
This is My Body is an interactive app that teaches kids about their bodies. Created by medical experts, the app teaches anatomy, and gears the information toward a growing child.
All the major systems of the body are covered, and instruction is provided in a way that even young kids with a low reading level can follow along.
The more your kids know about how their bodies work, the better they’re able to make healthy choices. Additionally, education can help them reduce shyness when dealing with potentially embarrassing problems, such as body odor or painful gassiness.
Apps and online programs can be a fun and intuitive way for children to learn, and one of the most important subjects to learn about is health. By promoting a fit lifestyle, these apps help your kids develop lifelong habits that will, in turn, support a long, healthy life.