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My Family Food by FamilyFUNdamentals

  • February 14, 2011 7:44 am

My Family Food by FamilyFUNdamentals interested me a lot. As a guy that visits the gym a bit I tend to watch what I eat pretty closely. Personally I use Daily Burn, so when My Family Food by FamilyFUNdamentals came across my desk I was very interested.

The basics of the app are that it allows you to track the nutrition for each member of your family. I used it to track the nutrition for my two daughters, but I included my food most of the time too. The kids get awards based on their eating habits and this really excited them. I spoke with the creator of the app and it is not networked and this means that we had to track nutrition only on my iPhone rather than on either my wife’s phone or mine, which would have been a neat addition.

Does the app work? Yes it certainly does. I found it to perform well against our eating habits and on our devices. The kids were happy when they had eaten their goals and we always allowed a treat for the rewards too. It was fun for the parents, but it is also a lot of work. This app is for the parent who is really concerned about their child’s nutrition. We all should be making sure our kids eat well and this app can help.

I personally feel that a diet is something that is doomed to fail. Just the name means failure to me. I also believe we all have a diet–most of us have a bad diet. So using this app for a few weeks does one main thing and that is to teach your kids the healthy eating habits they should have. It took me into my 30’s to learn these habits. I still break them, but at least my four year old and nine year old are learning them young. For that reason this app is getting a high learning score.

I do not have a video showing the app in use since my kids rarely used it. My now ten year old would enter food, but she cheats, so really I used it. It is a great app for parents :) Lock your phone too.

Fun – 4
Learning – 5
Attention – 3

Total 12, but in this category a 10 would be awesome.

Talking Tom by Outfit7

  • October 1, 2010 7:22 am

Starting off the month with an app that is pure fun and offers almost no learning potential might be a little silly, but here we go.

This app is for anyone and everyone. It is simply fun. Tom is a cat that mimics your voice. Anything you say into the phone Tom repeats in a silly voice. It is a neat app that my 3 year old likes to just leave running all day and laughs when Tom decides to repeat what we have said. It passes the time in the car and can snap a little one out of a funk.

Talking Tom is a free app that is ad supported and sometimes those in app purchase options get in the way, but overall a fun app that is worth an upgrade or two.

I give it a 5 for attention and 5 for fun, but a 0 for learning for a total of 10.

Choo Choo Time! By James Macanufo

  • September 8, 2010 7:38 am

Choo Choo Time! is one of those apps your young child will not be able to put down! Simply a train running through the countryside — it captures attention like no other. Check out the video for the gameplay. This is a fun app for the very young to perhaps 5. Kaylin liked watching the train and clicking on the animals to see what they would say. It captures the attention and is somewhat mesmerizing…

Fun – 5
Attention – 5
Learning – 1
Total = 11