There is a lite version that allows you to try out the app’s features. The full version is then available as an in-app purchase. There are also links within the app for purchasing other titles in the series. iLearn with Bo: Nutrition has a progress tracking feature that allows parents to gauge their child’s progress in each of the three games. In order to access this feature, it is necessary to register on the site. By doing so, you also give the company permission to gather information about you and send you email.
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There are lots of fun characters in iLearn with Bo: Nutrition. Bo and her friend, Dezzy the Dragon, are cartoon characters found on Canadian television. She and her viewers (called Bo Buddies) go on adventures together each week. The app is organized so that within each game, the easier items are presented first, allowing younger children to develop confidence as they move farther in the game. Incorrect responses are ignored, but correct responses are greeted with “Way to go, Bo Buddies!” After a section is completed, your child earns a reward; all the rewards are displayed together so they can be admired.
The nutritional information provided in iLearn with Bo: Nutrition is quite limited. There is little discussion of what constitutes healthy food choices and no clear recommendations for choosing nutritious food over junk food. Showing the four food groups (dairy, meat & protein, fruits & vegetables, and bread & cereal) is a start, but newer programs (Choose My Plate , the Food Pyramid, and Kids Eat Right) have been developed that give a more current understanding of childhood nutrition. Still, iLearn with Bo: Nutrition is an app to consider for helping your child understand the different kinds of food we eat.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating ! Fun games to teach kids in Preschool and Kindergarten about balanced diet by i Learn With is available for download via the iTunes App Store - Universal App
Free to try - Full version availabe via in-app-purchase - $2.99 -
Julie Peterson is a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6-14.
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