Wednesday Nourishing Graphics:
We are happy to share this infographic that further tells the story about the nourishing value of healthy games.
It is just like anything else in life, balance is important. It is not different when it comes to games, especially video games.
We use games as our medium to teach children because we are online free program. As an online nutrition education website, we have to find ways to engage children when teaching them about healthy choices and healthy foods rather than give them an article to read.
We know that reading an article will not be very engaging for children. So we use a variety of tools to engage children.
If you go to Solusville, you will find over 30 games for children to help them learn about healthy foods and healthy living. But you will also find stories they can read with activities listed. And you will find animation or cartoons that they can watch. Finally, you will find our arts and crafts section for children to learn by making or doing some activity offline, or away from the computer.
In Solusville, our kids games are located in sections that match the topics we are focusing on. So for example, if you want to promote the joy of cooking, you will find our cooking games or creating balanced meals games in the section that shows Chef Solus cooking with his explorer kids eating at a picnic table.
We also know that time on the computer is another concern and one of the habits that is associated with childhood obesity. We remind children with a little banner that is at the top of every game page to stop after 20 minutes. We also stop giving children points after 20 minutes.
But we also want children to enjoy learning about healthy habits and more importantly form a positive association with healthy habits. Games are a great way to help reinforce a positive healthy message in positive way that children can understand.