In today’s world, devices with screens on them are a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. Most of the things we do require us using a device with a screen on it. Kids, being kids, are drawn to shiny and interesting-looking gadgets like iPads, smartphones and TVs and once they develop a habit of using these devices, it is almost impossible for them to abstain from using them. But excessive use of such gadgets has many ill-effects on kids’ health and psychology. Here are three of the main ones-
Green Box Heroes is an innovative app from Dr Keith Kantor and takes you to the early 90’s when every cartoon/superhero stood for some kind of nutritional, safety or environmental cause. In those times, these characters made a really strong impression on the young kids (including me) but somehow we seemed to have lost those childhood heroes to racing cars and wolves.
However, this is a chance for the current generation of kids to re-live the glory days. This app is actually a story wherein kids are required to interact with vegetable and fruit characters (might be silly but a lot of fun!) and stand up for the cause of Green Box League of Nutrition Justice. This might actually be a very practical app if you have small kids in your home. What you have been trying to do all this while, the vegetable characters can teach kids about nutrition, proper exercise and also make them switch to a healthier regime. The game has been developed in a tactically clever way with stories and fun activities that will get kids to eat properly and meet their regular exercise regimen. Its great achievement when your kid starts eating veggies all by himself!
Green Box Heroes as an app is also quite easy to use and have been developed by keeping in mind the limitations and behavior of young kids below the age of 10. This certainly is one of the very few health apps that you will find in the iOS store. Green Box Heroes is totally free to download and is recommended for every parent. At the same time, we would like to covey our congratulations to Dr Keith Kantor for coming up with such an innovating idea in this less worked-upon genre.
We give 9/10 stars to Green Box Heroes.
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If you have a child at home, this could be a very beneficial app. The Childhood Medical Journal HD allows you to keep complete track of the medications for your child and also their condition at various stages of recovery. The app allows several beneficial features like tracking food intake, any form of excretion (vomit/stool/wet), moles, rashes, etc. this would be highly relevant to subsequent immunization and medical examinations. The complete genetic history of the child can be traced and monitored using the app.
This app is a complete parenting process. It is highly important for a parent to keep accurate track of every child’s health and medical needs. Tracing and working upon symptoms early on will help save a lot of trouble both for the kids and the parent.
This app is about being completely involved in the child’s healthy growth and understanding the medical needs.
Childhood Medical Journal HD comes with a highly enhanced interface compared to the earlier version. It allows easy tracking and tracing of a child’s medical history and work upon any patch that seems to be complicated. It certainly is a great experience being able to understand the needs of a child.
It is not only adults but also children are suffering with obesity in recent days. The main reasons for this are improper food habit. You must begin to follow the right food habits that can help you keep your body weight at the correct level and make you look young.
Children about 8 years of age are more prone to become obese, because at this age they spend more time for their education due to which they spend no or very less time to play. This will reduce their physical effort, whereas in addition to this, they begin to eat more junk and oily foods that will increase the chances of putting weight resulting in obesity.
Therefore proper food habit must be followed by taking more green and fresh vegetables, fruits, pulses and greens.
Today, when obesity has become a common problem, it becomes the responsibility of parents to motivate their kids for a healthy and active life.
Here are some activities which will give your kids the required exercise for maintaining a healthy heart:
1. Plan outings with family and indulge in physical activities like trekking to burn calories
2. Sports are the best way of exercising and learning something new. So, indulge with your kids in sports activities
3. Be creative and find out some innovative ideas for indulging with your kids in calorie burning activities
It is a cumbersome task for any parents to make their kids eat well. However tasty food you prepare and give them, they struggle to eat and try to escape from the breakfast or dinner unless they are hungry.
Here are a few tips for you to make your kids eat well:
1. Try to cook something new and tempting
2. Try to give them sweet dishes dipped in sugar and chocolates
3. Introduce some new cuisines that would tempt them
4. Plan the dinner, such that they will come forward to eat
5. Try to give them some natural supplements that tempt their hunger and make them eat