Fitoons by Avokiddo is an app featuring a variety of foods which encourages kids to eat healthy, exercise and get fit!
What we love…
Fitoons encourages exercise, healthy eating both on and off device. By choosing a variety of foods and doing exercise with their character they can see what impact it has on their bodies.
What we’d love to see…
Encourage kids to go play outside and exercise. When performing sports like biking and skiing have the character wear the appropriate safety equipment like a helmet to carry over what we as parents are teaching at home.
Great app that encourages healthy eating, exercise and fun! Kids are able to perform actions within the app and see what it does to the player and enables families to have discussions about the importance of exercise, healthy eating and play!
Fitoons by Avokiddo features a workout demo and can even be configured to vegan food only! Upon opening Fitoons, there are three choices: dress up, pick your favorite outfit and character to workout in; exercise, where a variety of exercises both indoor and outdoor from sit ups to biking are featured and when tasks are completed you earn stars; foods – choose either healthy options or not and see swhat it does to your character. There are six different appliances to choose from. Avokiddo also features a wide variety of other apps which encourage fitness both physical and brain fitness, challenges related to physics, challenges, emotions and more. Avokiddo always has great apps that I always buy and recommend!
My kids love making food especially in the blender for smoothies. As a family we talked about healthy food choices like broccoli, watermelon, apple versus unhealthy like cupcakes and pizza. One of the things about the app that was fun was you could see the character’s expression depending on food choices. Make a bad choice, and you would see the character gain weight. Make a healthy choice like an apple and you would get a smile. After eating, it was time to head in for exercise. Every time you complete an exercise you are awarded stars which was encouraging for my kids. After performing the task on screen I also encouraged them to try it at home to encourage our physical fitness. There were exercises both inside and outside which encouraged off device time.
As a parent, I liked that Fitoons encouraged physical fitness, healthy eating choices while offering kids choices for clothing. I also liked that while exercising that the character would show facial expressions that indicated exercise wasn’t always easy! After exercising for a bit, we headed back to the kitchen for a healthy snack of apple, orange and broccoli. My kids were excited when they earned more characters by completing tasks within the Fitoons. They were even more excited when we went outside to play after playing with the Fitoons!
In terms of enhancements, I would like to see a section that encourages kids to go outside and play. My kids love playing sports outside like soccer, hitting a baseball or even dribbling a basketball. Even having a simple reminder for them like the words “great job, now you try it!” would be a great addition. Having safety equipment on outside sports like biking with a helmet or skiing with a helmet and googles would help to reinforce those needed behaviors.
Avokiddo apps are child friendly! There are no in-app purchases (IAP) and they are both COPPA and GDPR complaint. Avokiddo does not collect, store or share personal information or location data via their apps. There is no advertising outside of their own apps and they are safe for young children with included parental gates. Avokiddo apps do not require the use of the internet or your data to play other than the download.
Fitoons encourages healthy eating, exercise and fun! Kids are able to perform actions within Fitoons and see what it does to the player and enables families to have discussions about the importance of exercise, healthy eating and play!
Price: $3.99 USD
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beautiful illustrations, motley crew of characters in a fun pirate themed app with eight levels of adventure.
What we’d love to see…
removal of the pop up asking you to rate the app, an “easy mode” for younger kids who may get frustrated in some levels having to multi-task like the Bridge of Screams and Octopus and Battle Ship
Perfect for Pirate Day or any day – this app from Avokiddo delivers. My son had hours of fun solving the adventures and pretending to be a pirate. Argh Matey!
We ARGH Pirates by Avokiddo is an app for iOS and Android featuring Captain Rose and his crew. The app features a cast of four who are searching for a adventure on the sea. The app involves problem solving via puzzles, battle with sea monsters and digging for burred treasure. Each of the eight levels has a different challenge to solve and a gem to find in order to advance to the next level. Skills practiced within the app include fine motor, problem solving including planning ahead and solving each of the puzzles as well as being prepared for the unexpected. The crew includes: Captain Rose, Claire ‘Long Hair’, Ruprecht ‘The Shovel’ and Zany Granny. During each of the levels a specific task is required in order to advance to the next level.
Level 1: Catch the fish and magical sea bottle to move to the next level
Level 2: Run with Captain Rose and Ruprecht ‘The Shovel’ to solve puzzles along the way. There are a variety of X marks the spot as well as challenges to solve including getting a slingshot and a sword within this level.
Level 3: It’s time to ride the high seas with a pirate ship. You must jump over rocks and in some cases capture cannon balls to shoot through rocks which are too tall to jump over
Level 4: The lost totem, Claire and Ruprecht use the slingshot to shoot down coconuts and put the various characters to sleep and outwitting themwhile attempting to capture the jewel
Level 5: Bridge of Screams, move each of the characters across a bridge while evading the crows flying using only a red balloon! Use your finger to move up or down to avoid the crows
Level 6: It’s the Volcano of 1,000 caves where you go through various volcano’s and move up within the volcano. Those caves are tricky and if you go through the wrong cave you can go upwards or downwards.
Level 7:It’s time to battle the Octopus using the battle ship – what seems to start as a sedate level similar to level 3 requires jumping over rocks, capturing cannon balls then adds in a crazy Octopus which you get rid of by having Ruprecht throw buckets at.
Level 8: This level brings you to the Cave of Treasures where you dig up one last treasure chest before putting your gems to work. This was the hardest level for my son who had trouble following the gem song which required patterning and paying attention to move forward
This is a beautifully illustrated app with top notch illustrations and a fun mystery pirate theme. It kept my son entertained for hours as he sailed the ship and captured the required items to move on to the next level. As a mom, I liked that it just wasn’t an app he could run through quickly but one that required thinking and problem solving to move on to the next level. Language in the app was at a minimum which meant that if you wanted to you could mute the various sounds within the app. I loved all the skills that were practiced in a fun way that didn’t make my kids think that they were learning.
In terms of improvements, I wish there was an “easy mode” option for younger players. My son got frustrated a few times with various levels which required multiple interactions in the same level such as jumping the ship, catching the cannon ball and making sure you shot down the rock all in one fell swoop. In addition, I wish you could turn off the pop up asking you to rate the app. It is protected by the parental gate – but it was a but frustrating for my son who saw it and had to repeat the level.
Perfect for Pirate Day or any day – this app from Avokiddo delivers. My son had hours of fun solving the adventures and pretending to be a pirate. Argh Matey! There are no third party ads and the app is COPPA Compliant. External content is parental gate protected. Be sure to check out the other great Avokiddo apps for kids of all ages!
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beautiful graphics, multiplayer option, a “redo” button in case you get stuck with a challenge and multiple different types of science taught
What we’d love to see…
a demo on the first level of each “new” castle in the easy mode
I love that the app teaches #stem and #commoncore and encourages kids to play and learn at the same time. I never thought teaching a child physics could be so fun!
Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens by AVOKIDDO is a universal app for iOS that uses creative thinking, problem solving and logic skills to move to the next level. This action packed multiplayer app contains 228 levels of play and works well for both younger and older children (and adults!) The premise of the app is fairly straighforward, create a character and roll them through the obstacles to capture the magic key. Each level gets harder with slightly harder obstacles and more difficult challenges. There are six different castles to complete which I will describe below.
● Gear & Rack: combine gears with racks to create ladders & conveyor belts
● Chest & Bridge: fill gaps and collapse swaying bridges to clear the way
● Crocodile & Harp: use the harp to lull the crocodile to sleep
● Ghost & Mirror: shift the mirror to eliminate the ghost with reflected light
● Hatch & Lever: switch the lever to open and close hatches
● Flying Potion: unleash the magic potion to defy gravity and fly to the finish
Each of the castles has a “redo” button in case you get stuck within the level and can’t progress on. The castles have beautiful artwork with amazing detail down to the strings on the harp which is used to lull the crocodile to sleep. In each of the castles, as you complete each challenge you unlock the next level which also unlocks additional items that you can dress your character with. Within the app when you tap the “gear” at the top of the screen you can choose the player, type of levels which are “easy” for kids aged 5-8 and “hard” for kids aged 8+. For purposes of the review, we tested the app on “easy” mode with my 8 year old. You can also toggle on/off the in-game music and select the language.
I loved how the app encouraged my son to problem solve to master each level – there were a few times when he brought me the iPad because he couldn’t figure out the challenge the first time like using the harp to put the crocodile to sleep. As the levels got harder, he got better at problem solving and I loved how he realized that if he didn’t “solve” it the first time he could try different things until he was able to do so. I love the life skill here too because it showed him that even if we have regular challenges in life maybe the traditional way we approached the problem, might not always be the solution. The animations within the app ranging from the crocodile mouth to the use of reflection with the ghost & mirror were amazing and I could really tell that AVOKIDDO spent a lot of time testing and perfecting the app to ensure things worked well and as planned. I definitely also noticed that my son used a lot of great words to describe all the things he was learning to explain the science concepts – which we also discussed. I never imagined physics could be so fun for an 8 year old and that he would understand the concepts after just playing with the app to master each of the levels! Each of the levels targets a specific type of skill like gravity, force, joints or even simple machines and gets progressively harder as you progress within the app. As a mom, I loved that I could play with the app using my own player to play with castles that were more suited to my level compared to my son’s.
In terms of future enhancements, there were a few times my son got stuck and since I wasn’t “playing along” the entire time I had to play through the level a few times to figure it out. Perhaps a tutorial the first time you are presented with a new type of castle or object might be helpful for younger players on the “easy” mode.
Overall, this is a fantastic app that AVOKIDDO has made, every time I test one of their apps I think they can’t possibly top it, but each time I am surprised with the new ways them come up with to play. I love that the app teaches #stem and #commoncore and encourages kids to play and learn at the same time. The app has a parental protected area with a parental gate, no banner ads, no 3rd party ads and is COPPA compliant. There are no-in app purchases. This would be a great app to use over the upcoming holidays because it’s not a “play once and done” especially for those that have a long trip!
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Thinkrolls 2 gets new levels, new characters and new looks!
Thinkrolls 2, the popular physics puzzler for kids, is updated to include a brand new set of puzzles that is sure to challenge and entertain the whole family! In the 35 new challenging levels, kids will engage in advanced problem solving and sharpen the skills acquired in all previous sessions to solve even more complex puzzles. They will master mental planning, visualization, sequencing, memory and most of all critical thinking.
The update also brings 4 new characters that kids will love: Eve, Cook, Chiko, Cookie
Here is a summary of all new features of this update:
A brand new bonus chapter, with 18 easy and 17 harder levels
4 new super cute characters to play with
Localizations in 17 languages*
New app icon featuring Eve, the cute girl with the cyan hair!
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