The Glutton Dragon loves to eat candy. Cotton candy, gumdrops, lollipops, even ice cream with candy toppings — he’ll eat it all, even princesses who kind of look like candy. It’s this love for candy that introduces kids to the concept of gluttony and helps teach them the importance of healthy eating in Senda and the Glutton Dragon. Kids will delight in this cute interactive story that has the feel of a classic fairy tale combined with a more modern, and very important, message.
- Text highlighting
- Available in six languages
- Interactive animations
- Fun dragon-feeding game
The beautiful graphics have a clear fairy tale feel and the background music in the app adds to the feeling of a more traditional feel. However, the story still manages to feel a bit more modern than a traditional fairy tale. As kids read through the story, they’ll hear narration designed to emphasize specific words and text highlighting that appears a bit light on some backgrounds, but still serves its purpose. Kids will easily be able to follow the story and interact with the characters and settings as they read.
Through text highlighting and narration kids can learn new words as they read through the story. For older readers, turn the narrator off and let them read the text themselves to improve their reading skills. In addition to building reading skills, kids will learn an important message about healthy eating and, hopefully, begin to think that vegetables are delicious as candy or at least entertain the idea of idea vegetables once in a while.
As kids read through the story they get to interact with the characters and objects in the background. These objects are identified with small green dots and as kids tap on them they’re rewarded with fun animations. They also get to collect stars that are added up in the top left corner of the screen. While the number of stars kids collect doesn’t appear to earn kids anything, it does encourage them to keep interacting with the story.
Senda and the Glutton Dragon is comparable to many of the high-quality eBooks available for tablets and falls in the same price range as well. With the price, parents get a story that teaches a positive lessons and a highly interactive text that kids will enjoy adding to their bedtime story collection.
All of the content of the story is suitable for kids of young ages and they can certainly all benefit from the moral of the story and the encouragement to eat their vegetables. Information for parents is protected by a parental block most kids won’t find their away around.
Encourage kids to eat their vegetables just like the dragon in this cute story with a positive message.