There are plenty of kids games in which they can step into the role of the doctor but in this particular app kids will be diagnosing some rather unexpected patients. The Monster Heart Medic app can be played on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is a new release for kids ages nine through 11. It's up to kids to properly diagnose Ragnar, who is a very cute monster, and after diagnosing him they need to help him make healthy life choices. There are all kinds of other characters to meet along the way and plenty of fun to be had in this game.
The Monster Heart Medic app is one that is filled with all kinds of fun elements but what's really cool is that this one has an educational aspect to it that isn't always found in games. Sure kids will need to diagnose Ragnar but from there they also need to help Ragnor lead a healthier life so that he stays in the best cardiovascular condition possible. It's an opportunity for kids to learn what heart health is, how important it is, and what steps they can take to live a healthy lifestyle. The app has been created by the Lawrence Hall of Science, the University of California and made sure that all of the information is not only accurate but helpful for kids to learn. The app was made possible thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program.
This is a brand-new release that is free to use and requires iOS 6.0 or later. It is already a big hit with users who have given it 4.5 out of five stars. Parents have pointed out just how educational it is, fun, and helpful.
Kids can help this monster make healthy lifestyle and food choices
Playing and Learning
The Monster Heart Medic app provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to play and learn through levels of arcade style fun. The whole goal of this "game" is to teach kids about making healthy lifestyle choices and healthy food choices, which can sometimes be hard to do. As they make these healthy decisions they will earn health achievements to reinforce that they are making good choices. There are animations that fully explain about the cardiovascular system, what high cholesterol is and can do, high blood pressure, and more. They will get to use medical and diagnostic tools and even personalize the experience by changing up how their monster looks.
The app does a wonderful job of combining learning with playing
Kids can customize their monster
Kids will learn about making healthy food and lifestyle choices
They will earn achievements for making healthy choices
There are animations and interactive elements throughout the app
The only complaint is that it’s so good and educational that parents would like to see more content added
Animated monster stories
The Monster Heart Medic app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone offers kids a wonderful way to learn about how food and lifestyle choices affect their health. This one is engaging, educational, and highly entertaining.