An App for Granddaughters

(NOTE: I received a free copy of this iPad app for review purposes.)

Grandmothers are concerned about helping their grandchildren develop into well-rounded, well-balanced individuals.

So I had great interest in reviewing the app (which is a book) called The Adventures of 7 Wonderlicious Girls.

You can choose to have the app read the book in American/ Canadian English or in UK/Australian English. (I liked listening to the UK/Australian English.  It is such a fun accent!)

Or, you can turn off the sound so your granddaughter can read it out loud to you.

The drawings are sweet and delightful which make it enjoyable to read.

This book discusses qualities and skills that are important for girls to develop:

•    leadership
•    learning
•    community service
•    public speaking
•    problem solving
•    having a healthy body
•    staying calm when experiencing problems
•    exercising to keep your body healthy
•    eating healthy foods
•    protecting the environment
•    learning about science
•    creativity
•    curiosity
•    learning math
•    teamwork
•    courage to try new things
•    courage to stand up for what is right
•    trying new things even though it is scary
•    sharing, doing chores at home

The 7 Wonderlicious girls come in different sizes, shapes, and colors.  They each have their own special hobbies.  They accept their friends for who they are and their own unique characteristics.  They appreciate and support their differences.

I like what the website says:

“We believe that every child is placed on this earth to accomplish something remarkable, something that only he or she can do.

“Our tribe was created with one single purpose: to help reduce all threats to girlhood that crush our girls’ true nature and potential.

“We focus on overturning the gender stereotypes that make girls obsess with body image, keep girls from taking leadership roles, that limit girls’ interest in sciences and math, and cause them to feel self-aware when playing sports.”

Their goal is to empower girls with confidence and self-belief. That is an extremely important goal – one that grandparents should support with each of their granddaughters.

I highly recommend that grandmothers, who have iPads, get this app and share it with their granddaughters. It will help the granddaughter develop a healthy self-esteem – and grandmothers can strengthen their relationship with their granddaughters by discussing the topics presented in this app.

I know we all think our granddaughters are absolutely darling and adorable. I have 2 cutie pie granddaughters myself. But instead of focusing on the physical appearance of their body (how cute they look), it is important to verbally recognize things such as their leadership skills, their intellectual abilities – especially in mathematics and science – their curiosity, and their courage. Using this app when your granddaughters are small, and having them use it over and over will ingrain these attitudes into their thinking.  The attitudes will be an internal part of them and part of how they view themselves.

It would be nice if the Wonderlicious folks developed different apps that focused solely on one individual trait. That way, our granddaughters can learn more in-depth about one specific trait and ways to incorporate it into their lives.

This app is for children ages 3 to 7 years old.  It is available for the iPhone and the iPad is sold in the iTunes App Store for $4.99.