Need a flashlight? There’s an app for that. Need to know how many steps you’ve taken today? There’s an app for that too. It seems like there’s an app for everything under the sun, some useful and others not so much. I just finished testing out one that I received for this review that I find quite handy. I think you will too. It’s the “Brush Up” app from Games that Work, and the basic version is free! The folks at Games that Work hired me to test out this app with my kids, and that’s just what we’ve been doing the last few days. Let me tell you our teeth are squeaky clean! Help your kids brush up and download Brush Up here.
“Brush the biters, clean the biters, shine the biters, sweep, sweep, sweep.” That’s the catchy song that plays while you are brushing and it’ll get your kids dancing around in the bathroom as they banish tooth decay with this fun, interactive tooth brushing tool. Just download the app on your kid’s tablet (did I mention the basic version is free?!), take the tablet to the bathroom, and the fun begins. Set up is super fast and easy (less than a minute, your kids could probably do it), and the game will hold your child’s attention until they have thoroughly brushed all those nooks and crannies that are so easy to miss. The game records your child’s brushing, and helps them make sure that they are using the right techniques (brushing in small circles, followed by a sweeping motion on all the surfaces) and getting all of the areas where plaque lives and cavities would like to grow.In the premium version ($9.99 or .99/mo) there’s even a feature where you can get the reports of their tooth brushing progress forwarded to your email, as well as to your dentist. The kids earn coins for how well they brush, and they use those coins to “buy” items to decorate their virtual bathroom. Do your kids love those decorating apps as much as mine? I wish they put as much time in to organizing their own rooms, am I right?!
You know as well as me that, in most cases, our young kids only brush the areas that are easy to reach if we are not right there watching. Do you wince like I do when they go for their dental checkups, waiting to hear what the dentist found? Even though my kids have not had a cavity in years, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when I hear the good news. When they were younger, the battle was much harder, and I think this tool would have really helped. For kids from ages 3 to 7, I’d say that this interactive game will help them do a much better job, and have fun while they are doing it.
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We’re doing a contest giveaway, so that you can download the PREMIUM version for free! You can take your kids to the dentist with your head held high, knowing that there’s no cavities hiding in that mouth because your child has been using “Brush Up!” You’ll get the email updates to let you know if your child is doing their best brushing, and they’ll also have access to way cooler prizes to decorate their virtual bathroom. Your child and their dentist will thank you!
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