Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve your children’s nutritional habits? If it is, I recommend RexNFoodbot, a brand new iPad app that helps kids recognize foods that are good for them. Fun Educational Apps names it a TopPick because we applaud the efforts of developers to increase awareness of good nutrition using fun characters, interesting games, and jazzy music.
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RexNFoodbot, developed by VCare Creation, is the story of a scientist named Rex, who created a robot named Foodbot. At first, Foodbot produced only nutritious food, but after an unfortunate accident, Foodbot went a little crazy and started producing all different kinds of food, including junk food. Rex can reprogram Foodbot, but only by giving him the right food. This is where the game play starts. Foodbot visits different locations where there is an opportunity to feed him the correct food. At the airport, he needs to eat oranges for Vitamin C. In the restaurant, he needs carrots for Vitamin A. In the kitchen, he needs fish for Omega-3 oil. In each location, your child captures the good food for Foodbot and blocks the bad food. If he accidentally gets the wrong food, his eyes go glassy and he snarls (just a little). Then, the level must be repeated, until Foodbot gets enough good food. When that happens, a special food award is granted. Collect all six food awards, and Foodbot can be brought back to his original condition- producing good food once again.
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Studies show a definite link between nutrition and learning in children. Parents who have children with attention deficits need to be especially careful about filling up their kids with processed foods and foods lacking in vital nutrients. Good food choices are easier for children to make once they understand the basic rules. RexNFoodbot explains these rules in language children can understand. The games are simple but not too easy. My eight year old tester/helper had difficulty getting through some of the levels, even after playing four or five times. When she came back to it later, however, she had better luck. The final level, where Foodbot gets fixed, takes a while to accomplish. The instructions are a little vague here; remember to feed him only through the pipe that has the yellow glow.
Everyone needs to be more aware of the vitamins and nutrients on which children thrive. Parents can help shape good eating habits, but they also need to empower their children to understand good nutrition, so that the children can make their own good choices. RexNFoodbot would make an excellent addition for your iPad in 2013, and that’s why we make it a Top Pick.
RexNFoodbot is available for download via the iTunes App Store - iPad and iPad Mini App
Julie P. - I am a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6-14. I have become more informed about the influence of nutrition on children’s learning, and I am happy to see more apps like this become available.
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