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Healthy Harold Healthy Me

Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022
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A free, fun, interactive game featuring Healthy Harold.

Apple Store

The game is for young children to learn and share with their parents about being safe, healthy and belonging and connecting (feelings, gratitude and thankfulness) Learn to be healthy and safe while playing 6 fun and challenging games with Healthy Harold.

Why an app game for preschool children?

Digital technologies today have a place in learning and development, in the home and early childhood environments, widening the opportunities and deliveries of educational experiences. Like all experiences, these should be incorporated with hands-on experiences.

Therefore, the Healthy Harold, Healthy Me game application is a direct extension of the learning undertaken in the Life Education preschool program, enabling children to transfer knowledge from a hands-on experience to a digital context and back again. This way, children are interacting with their real-life experiences through a digital world, creating continuity between experiences, making learning more meaningful.

How will using Healthy Harold, Healthy Me benefit parents and children?

One of the best ways children learn through a digital game is when parents are involved in discussions and questions about the game, its messages and how it works. This not only enables parents to have a better understanding of the messages but also fosters children’s thinking skills and supports parents in reinforcing healthy messages at home.

Through this age-appropriate app, children will manipulate virtual objects using natural hand gestures individually without constant adult support being necessary. The learning promotes problem-solving, is educational, interactive, and fun!

Children are able to learn and/or revisit concepts about safety, health and wellbeing, enabling them to form strong ongoing life skills.

There are 3 mini games to choose from which explore real, day-to-day activities in creative, imaginative ways. Having multiple levels of difficulty, the game can evolve and your child can choose to progress through stages; be interactive and make decisions, giving them an increased sense of control and independence; and being able to play over and over, reinforces lifelong learning.

Developmental and educational benefits for young children:

  • Hand/eye coordination.
  • Motor skills.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Strategy and planning.
  • Decision-making.
  • Logic.
  • Setting goals and achieving multiple objectives.
  • Literacy through digital media.
  • Multi-tasking.
  • Responsiveness.
  • Improved sense of self-esteem through mastering skills and progressing through levels.
  • Assist recall and information retrieval.
  • Development of cognitive skills.
  • Reinforcing the current educational preschool curriculum.

Features include:

  • Free to use.
  • 3 mini games.
  • Multiple levels.
  • Educational.
  • Interactive.
  • Flexibility for individual children.
  • G-rating.

Content Covered

  • Being Safe.
  • Becoming Healthy.
  • Belonging and Connecting (friendship, gratitude and thankfulness).
  • Privacy Disclosure.
  • Does not contain ads.
  • Does not contain in-app purchases.
  • Does not contain integration with social networks.
  • Does not use analytics/data collection tools.