Wizdy Pets - Asthma Game

An app designed to teach younger children about asthma, using a fun and interactive game.

Wizdy Pets - Asthma Game By Lifeguard Games Inc
Wizdy pets app icon Features
  • Education and information
  • Games
  • Designed for children
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Available from

Wizdy Games website    iTunes     Google Play store 

Cost

Free

What does the app do?

This app aims to to educate children about asthma, in an enjoyable, entertaining game. In the game, kids adopt a fire-breathing dragon who wants to blow fire like all of its friends, but can't because it has asthma. It's up to kids to care for their pet's asthma. During the game kids learn about asthma care, inhaler timing, inhaler technique, triggers, symptom recognition and appropriate actions to avoid asthma attacks. As children keep their pet dragon healthy, they will unlock each new level and they earn badges by completing missions (there are 30 badges in all). For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

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PROS

CONS

✔ Teaches children about asthma - fun and interactive way to teach children about asthma and introduce words like rescue inhaler, spacer, etc.

✔  The bright colours and bold images are appealing to children, and the reward badges are an incentive to keep playing.

✘ Spacer technique isn’t quite correct, the game shows using one breath rather than four.

 You can’t customise inhaler colours. For example the reliver inhaler is red but most children in NZ will have a blue reliever.

 The game only allows you to use MDI devices not others, however most children will be using MDIs.

 I found that there was not very much emphasis on the difference between preventers and relievers.

✘ The simplistic graphics is targeted to a younger age group - may not appeal to older kids.

✘  Repeated playing of the game can lead to boredom — periodic upgrades would be an advantage.

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Review details

Date of review: March 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 3.0
Download size: 44.3 MB

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