Rotterdam, Netherlands – After Bo’s Bedtime Story, winner of the prestigious Media Toddler Award 2012 for Best App, Esther Naalden, together with her husband and friends, has created another Bo the Giraffe App that offers kids (2-6 years) a fun and educational story-game: Bo’s Dinnertime. The App reinforces positive mealtime habits, making it easier for parents to do the same.
“Are mealtimes in your home sometimes a source of conflict rather than fun? If so, then Bo’s Dinnertime, is an app for you”, states Esther and she explains that “A proven method to improve children’s behavior during mealtimes is to involve them during the preparation of a meal and to give them the responsibility of cleaning up. Bo, the colorful, cheerful Giraffe, will help your child to learn about all the routines of a meal, from shopping through cooking and enjoying delicious food to washing up.
Esther continues, “Navigation around the app is very simple with Bo providing prompts. There are hidden sounds to activate on each page and Bo’s song ‘Hey, hello, my name is Bo’ to discover. Each page can be repeated as many times as you wish, with different colors, numbers and shapes to investigate each time. The app ends with Bo’s new song, ‘Would you like to eat with Bo today?’ as every imaginable type of favorite food passes before your eyes.”
There are 10 scenes in the story, each exploring a step in the sequence of a complete meal. Help Bo to buy the groceries and pack them in the cupboard, recognizing and matching shapes as you go. Next learn to sort ingredients as you cook, complete a jigsaw to fix the broken tablecloth, then lay the table and practice counting as you serve the food. Learn good manners with Bo as he eats with a knife and fork, encourages you to wipe your fingers on a napkin and apologizes if he burps. Finally have fun cleaning a messy table, remembering to pop some bubbles as you wash the dirty dishes
* Imaginative storytelling
* Shape recognition and matching
* Listening skills
* Developing a mealtime routine
* Learning to help with chores
* Color recognition
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Requires Android 2.2 or later
* 17,7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bo’s Dinnertime is available for $1,99 worldwide in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
Located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Heppi (pronounced happy) was founded in 2002 by Esther Naalden to create cheerful notes in the world of children. Currently 21 Heppi children’s books and 2 Heppi Apps are available. The first Heppi App Bo’s Bedtime Story has won the prestigious Dutch Media Toddler Award 2012 for Best App. Bo the Giraffe and his friends are the main characters in the Heppi books and Apps and together they form a unique and colorful Heppi animal family. All Material and Software (C) 2002-2012 Heppi / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.