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Kids can learn about the possible causes and symptoms of and treatments for type 2 diabetes. They initially learn through Emily's story that unhealthy eating habits, such as drinking soda and eating too much fat, can lead to the disease. Kids also learn that symptoms include excessive tiredness, shakiness, and the need to go to the bathroom frequently. Once Emily receives her diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, kids learn that a family history of the disease can put people further at risk. They learn that strategies for managing the disease include eating plenty of vegetables, drinking water, and limiting sugar and fats. Though the story is a great way for kids to learn about an important health issue facing young people, the lack of interactive features, quizzes, games, or a glossary decreases the learning potential of I Got This: An Interactive Story.
Ease of Play
The interactive elements are very easy to use. It’s frustrating that users can't navigate to specific pages of the book.
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Is It Any Good?
This digital story is a kid-friendly way to teach an important message about healthy living, but it misses an opportunity to fully engage kids with assessment or gameplay. Unlike in Monster Heart Medic -- a similar type of app by the same developer -- kids do not have a lot of meaningful opportunities to interact with the story. Along they way, they can tap on things such as books, food, and items in Emily's room, but the level of interaction is minimal. The story does convey an important message about healthy food choices, but kids don't have a chance to apply what they learned, so they may not retain much of the information. The addition of some post-story quizzes or mini-games, along with narration to go with the on-screen text, could help immerse kids more deeply in the learning experience.
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