By Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College
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Go NiNi is a game for children ages three to five that helps young children and their caregivers understand the importance of healthy food choices and active play. Children help NiNi run, jump, and stay active over the course of a day by choosing from a range of available foods. NiNi's health and strength are based on the food choices NiNi makes. Children will learn about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods: GO foods are good to eat anytime, SLOW Foods are only good to eat sometimes and WHOA foods are only good to eat once in a while. The app also encourages conversation between adults and children about healthy food and daily activity.
What's New in Version 1.1
Fixed memory leak that was causing the game to crash for some users.
great for the kiddo
I had low expectations. I hoped the game might somewhat help with teaching my son about healthy food choices and keep him occupied in a safe way while I shower. To my surprise he picked up on the ideas immediately. "Go foods" are to eat anytime, "slow foods" sometimes or in small portions, and "whoa foods" only occasionally. The game says the same messages I always have but with much more impact, apparently. Now, when he asks for junk food I simply explain it is a "whoa food" and he says "oh. ok. maybe later. can you give me a go food?" If he doesn't want to try something and I explain it's a go food, he opens his mouth wide to try a big bite. It's almost weird what this simple little game has done.
Simple, educational fun
My 4 year old plays this way more than I expected. There's not a whole lot to the game, but it's free so one can't really complain about that. Good messages about healthy food choices in a fun format.
Will not open
Works on my iPhone 5, but not on my iPod with iOS 6.1.3. When I click on start it closes. Would love for this to be fixed since I don't let my son use my iPhone.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 22, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 80.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rita Catalano
- Copyright - © 2012 Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.