The Food Groups App for Children

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The food groups is a free educational episode within the W5Go Healthy Bodies app! Come learn about the four food groups and discover what makes them so special and an important part of maintaining a healthy body.
               Our bodies need fuel to work properly! We fuel our bodies with food! Written based on the Canadian Food guide, this episode explains the Four food groups and the additional group Fats, Salts & Oils. Learn the nutritional value of each food group, what foods and alternatives are in each group and the importance of a balanced diet. 

Through fun interactive like slicing bread, harvesting vegetables, apple catch, virtual barbecuing, cake decorating and more your child will have fun learning about the food groups, nutrition, and simple food preparations. 

Key Features: 

  • Interactive games and scenes; sort food groups, build the food pyramid, decorate a cake and more! 
  • Interactive VR & AR 
  • Spelling and Pronunciation: On-screen text & voice over   
  • 20+ Fun Facts 
  • Learn the number of servings a day you need of each 

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Learn to Count with W5Go!

 

What are Digits? Digits are the numbers 0-9! This fun educational app is designed to show children the many ways we use numbers to count, sort and track many things. Teaching them the basic 0-10 and simple using groups to count. 

Discover when we use numbers with examples like counting dogs, running a race or counting sheep. Explore why we use numbers, why we count in groups, who uses numbers, where we use number and more!  

Key Features:

  • Learn numbers 0-10 and more!
  • Fine tune motor-skills with touch interactive
  • Fun animations
  • Text & voice over
  • Learn 20+ words
  • Free, No in-app purchases, No wifi required & No Ads 

This app is designed for children 4-8 to complement their traditional education. Throughout this lesson, you will be asked a variety of questions about time, have time to think and they will be given the answer.  We want to encourage children to dig deeper by asking questions like what if and why not.

 

 
 

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Top 5 W5Go Apps for Children

Mobile educational apps are an excellent source for children to learn. W5Go combines on-screen text with voice-overs, fun animations and games to get children excited about learning. W5Go has 14 educational apps available that cover many different topics, so which episodes are our fan favourites?

These are the top five fan picked W5GO mobile apps!

 


5. Imagination 

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IMG_0244What, Why, When, Where, Who/Whom are essentials for initiating every learning process; add to the W5 “What if” and “Why not” and you have the possibilities for the development of a great mind –
Imagination begins with posing the questions “What if…?” and “Why not…?” – The development of your child’ brain and mind is greatly enhanced with accelerated neurons connection activity with such inquisition and imagination – The child is urged to always ask such questions.

KEY FEATURES: 

-Interactive touch and learn
– Learn pronunciation with voice-overs
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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4. Music

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Music and Musical Instruments for Children is an Interactive, AR-enabled Fun Learning App for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, letting your Children understand the Music, learn about and Play with Musical Instruments, and experience the Musical Sounds of Nature.

From listening to the Chirping of Birds to Playing with different instruments like Piano, Violin, Drums, and Guitar, experiencing the Musical Tunes from all across the World, a Guessing Game (based on music played by different instruments and produced by nature), a DJ table (for composing the music), and some fun questions to portray the importance of Music in one’s life are some of the features which your Child could experience within this app.

Some of the Musical Features / Scenes are based on AR (Augmented Reality), making them even more fascinating for Kids.

KEY FEATURES: 

-Augmented reality instruments with sound effects
– Interactive games
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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 3. Forest

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Screen Shot 2018-03-22 at 12.21.00 PMVenture into virtual forests, discovering what creates a forest, who lives in a forest, the sounds of a forest and the basics of photosynthesis. In this fun-filled adventure, you will use VR to discover the many different parts that make up a forest ecosystem.

Identify seasons, trees and plants. Follow footprints to find out who makes them and what sounds they make.
Watch and interact with the stages of photosynthesis, learn the importance of the process and how people benefit from this process.

KEY FEATURES: 

-VR iSpy game
-VR footprints to animals
-Discover species
-Basics of Photosynthesis
-Learn English
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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2. Greetings Greetings_PhonePromo

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This episode teaches the who, what, where, when and whys of greetings. In a virtual playground, your child will be able to interact with children from cultures around the world.  They will say hello to your child in their native language, teaching them the pronunciation, and spelling.

Saying a Hello is only one part of greeting someone. The way you approach people in different cultures can very different compared to your own. Shown through fun animations, we demonstrate how some cultures say hello with a handshake, nose bump, high-fives and so on. Learn various formal and informal greetings from world leaders such as the Obama’s and the Queen.

KEY FEATURES: 

-VR Schoolyard learn greetings from other children
-AR explore the world and word bubbles
– Learn pronunciation with voice-overs
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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1. Books & Reading

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Books_ReadingLesson on Books and Reading provides an excellent platform to engage your child, and help them get accustomed to the fun in reading. Multiple interactive features make this app a great learning tool to play again and again. Explore the VR Library to find the magic book, and go to the Secret Reading Room to find out what kind of different books there are. Find out when reading is useful in our lives by watching the animations and playing the games. Learn new English words, rhymes, and phrases while you play.

Audio voice-overs make this app entertaining for kids who are learning to read themselves, and for those who haven’t learned to read yet.

Engaging gameplay through puzzles, rhymes, stories, games and AR/VR interactive scenes. Children learn English words, letters, expand their vocabulary and knowledge.

KEY FEATURES: 

-Anagram & Riddle games
– Learn pronunciation with voice-overs
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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Look! Listen & Learn!

What is the best way to learn? By looking and listening to the world around you! This fun educational song focuses on the importance of keeping an open mind and looking at the big picture! Look around in all seven directions, see the world from different perspectives to really understand the big picture.

Talk to others and engage in discussions, everyone views things differently! That doesn’t mean that your wrong or they’re wrong, every observation is slightly different and we can learn from all views!

 

The song makes reference to two short stories about how only seeing one point of view makes you miss the big picture and the dangers of being ignorant. An old parable from India The Blind men and the Elephant and an ancient fable from China The Frog of The Well (stories below) feature characters that only have one point of view and refuse to believe or listen to others.

          “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye 

We believe this is a very important lesson to teach a child because so often as adults we miss the big picture and assume our views are always right. We need to have an open mind, hear others perspectives, learn to be present in order to see the big picture!


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Look! To the right! To the left! Look to the front! Look to the back!  

Look up! Look down! and look inward!  In all 7 directions.

And then listen and you will learn.

About your situation and about yourself!

And you’ll become smart! And you’ll become wise!

In time, you will be able to hear what you see, and see what you hear.

Blind people can’t see but they can look all around them,

And then listen and learn!

It’s very important to see the whole scene,

The big picture!

You can get it very wrong if all you see is a small part.

Like the frog sitting at the bottom of a dry well looking up to the sky. 

Like the blind man feeling the limb of an elephant.  

Is it a tree

Or stroking the tail of the elephant.  

Is it a broom?

Look! Listen! And Learn!

And you’ll become smart! And you’ll become wise!

Thank Goodness

We can Look, Listen and Learn! Even when we may not be able to see.


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Once a turtle lost its way in the ocean and found himself in a tiny well.

Inside the well, the turtle found a frog and they started talking.

The turtle asked, “Have you ever seen an ocean? Do you know how big it is?”

The frog said, “No. How big is it?”

“It’s very, very big”, the turtle replied.

The frog stretches its arms wide and asks, “This big?”

“No, bigger than this.”

The frog stretches its arms wider and asks, “This big?”

“No no, a lot bigger than this”

“Then it must be from there,” the frog said while pointing to one wall of the well, “to there”, pointing to the opposite wall. “After all, this is how big the world is.”

The turtle said, “No, the ocean is a lot bigger than this.”

“You’re lying. How can anything be bigger than this? This is the whole world after all.”

Neither the turtle nor frog is lying. It’s just that the frog is too narrow-minded to believe that there may be a bigger picture than what he sees and thinks.

The Frog of the Well ~ Zhuāng Zǐ


 

The Blind Men and the Elephant ~ John Godfrey Saxe

 It was six men of Indostan
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Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

The First approached the Elephant, 
And happening to fall

Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
“God bless me!—but the Elephant
Is very like a wall!”

The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried: “Ho!—what have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me ‘t is mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear!”

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:

“I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
Is very like a snake!”

The Fourth reached out his eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
“What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain,” quoth he;
“‘T is clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!”

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: “E’en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!”

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
“I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
Is very like a rope!”

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

MORAL.

So, oft in theologic wars
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen!