Use technology to help your children
Kids today love their technology. Whether it’s taking selfies or playing games on mobile devices it’s rare to see a child without some sort of electronic in their hand. Why not use this to your advantage and tap into this technology to help them learn to brush their teeth? We searched the Apple App Store for the best apps to help your child learn to brush and to do so effectively.
This app is geared toward younger kids and is a lot of fun. The user can design their own monster and then when it’s time to brush the monster dances for 2 minutes. The app instructs your youngster to keep brushing until the monster stops dancing. It’s fairly simple but will make brushing into a game instead of a chore.
Similar to Brusheez this is a timer app and ensures your child is brushing for at least two minutes. It’s more straightforward as Denny the Tooth points to what part of the mouth that should be brushed and slowly works his way around, so after 2 minutes all of the teeth have been cleaned. The animations are simple and cute and is perfect for a child who might be a little distracted by a dancing monster.
The previous two apps are designed for kids who probably aren’t old enough for their own phone. Brush Teeth is more geared towards teens, or even adults, who have their own phone. It’s a basic timer app but what makes it unique is that it allows the user to track their performance over time. Awards can be won for brushing multiple days in a row or going a certain amount of weeks without missing a single day. Much like FitBits and other activity trackers, this app allowed the users health to be broken down into useful statistics. If you have multiple teenagers you can even have them all download it and make it into a competition.