New game turns fussy eaters into adventurous eaters
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- Published on Saturday, 01 April 2023 11:05
- Last Updated on 27 March 2023
- Monica Costa
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The developers behind the BAFTA nominated phonics game, Teach Your Monster To Read have launched a brand-new ground-breaking game that aims to turn fussy eaters into adventurous eaters and gets kids excited about fruit and vegetables!
Teach Your Monster is a non-profit organisation funded by the charity, The Usborne Foundation to deliver educational learning games for kids, and it’s latest release is another learning games that kids will love to play again and again.
Teach Your Monster: Adventurous Eating encourages 3 to 6 year old fussy eaters to try a rainbow of fruit and vegetables in a fun, tactile and engaging way using all five of their senses; touch, smell, hearing, sight and taste – a method that has been shown to help kids build a much better long-term relationship with food.
The fun-packed game, which combines top-quality game design and essential learning, has already been played by more than 350,000 children worldwide.
In the game, children create their own monster and customise it with a silly face and body parts. Then, guided by Bub and friends, they embark on a journey to explore different foods using all five of their senses, which makes trying a broader range of fruit and vegetables a little less scary and a lot more exciting. With more than 40 fruit and vegetables, including many everyday staples such as apples, potatoes, and peas, the game introduces children to more food that they may see in the supermarkets or at home.
The children play the game through the monster, and every time their monster uses one of its senses with a new fruit or vegetable, they receive a star. These stars give the monster access to the exclusive disco party where the child will hear a unique catchy song for every fruit and vegetable they try. Their monster won’t always like the food they try, and that’s ok – next time they might!
“Teach Your Monster: Adventurous Eating is all about getting kids excited about fruit and vegetables and helping them develop a better relationship with food for long-term benefits. The game views fruit and vegetables through the eyes of a child. The more familiar children are with foods, the more likely they are to eat them – and this game develops familiarity around sight, smell, taste, sound, and touch, helping children become a little braver to try new fruit and vegetables,” said Antonio Gould, executive director at Teach Your Monster.
Research behind the game also revealed that children react very well to fun, upbeat music that they can sing along to. As a result, Teach Your Monster: Adventurous Eating includes several unique songs written in collaboration with Simon Panrucker, celebrated children’s songwriter from Cartoon Network shows Clarence and The Fungies. The game’s debut single & music video, ‘Bub Loves Food’, has been released globally on all major streaming platforms.
Teach Your Monster: Adventurous Eating is now available to download for iOS devices via the Apple App Store, Android devices via Google Play and Kindle devices via Amazon for £2.49. Children can also play for free via any compatible web browser at www.teachyourmonster.org/adventurous-eating
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums