One of the most important parenting tasks is trying to promote healthy lifestyles in our kids. Even when we’re already living a healthy lifestyle as role models for our kids, we could use all the help we can get.
My pick for today is a special alternate version of the famous Little Red Riding Hood tale. This version focuses more on showing kids healthy lifestyles through the characters. The developers even consider their version as an organic fairy tale.
Stay Healthy by Doing Yoga and Eating Organic Foods
The story centers around a young little girl who loves to plant flowers, trees, and vegetables. Her grandma is well known for teaching yoga every morning to all the animals in the forest. She argues that practicing yoga could make you strong and healthy.
On the other side of the forest lives a hungry black wolf. Instead of joining the other animals to practice yoga, he would watch over them and think of evil plans to eat them. Fortunately, because the animals practice yoga routinely, they can outrun the wolf every time the wolf tries to eat them.
One day, the wolf tricks grandma into drinking a special herb. She falls in a deep sleep, and doesn’t wake up even when all the other animals have created all kinds of noises. The Little Green Riding Hood then remembers about an ancient mystical recipe that supposedly works as an antidote. Using the freshest fruits and vegetables, she creates a healthy energy juice for her grandma.
Unfortunately, the wolf chases the Little Green Riding Hood, and she drops the basket that has both grandma’s delicious meal and her organic juice. How would grandma be healed now that the juice is with the hungry wolf? What would the hungry wolf do with the basket filled with grandma’s delicious meal?
Parents Need to Know
Green Riding Hood is suitable for kids ages 3+ who are picky about what they eat. This story is a special tale that focuses on healthy eating habits and yoga. It encourages kids to maintain these routines to stay healthy, so they are fast and strong enough to outrun any danger.
This storybook supports two versions: English and Russian. It works great without an Internet connection. It doesn’t include any ads, in-app purchases, or links to social networks. At the time of this review, Green Riding Hood is only available for the iPad.
Things I Like
The illustrations in this book are done by Andrey Gordeev, and they are very beautiful. The characters are really cute. And, I also appreciate the English narration done by Alistair Findlay. His voice and the way the characters animate make the reading experience an enjoyable one.
An interesting feature is the inclusion of grandma’s cookbook, which contains 10 vegetarian, Indian-inspired dishes. These dishes are also part of the storyline as they introduce the readers to a healthy and balanced diet. The recipes include veggie salad, pear sandwiches, egg-free omelette, khichdi, and yogi tea.
Green Riding Hood is a beautiful interactive storybook for the iPad that introduces kids to a healthy eating habit and yoga in a fun alternate version of Little Red Riding Hood. It’s great for kids ages 3+ who are getting picky about their meals. By reading this story, they can be inspired to have a healthy lifestyle and routine.
Get Green Riding Hood on the App Store: iPad
App was provided for our honest review.
Bobaka is a team of developers based in Russia who also publishes apps and games for other independent developers. They’re trying to release interesting and original apps — such as Green Riding Hood — to bring joy to kids and their parents.