Are you having a hard time having kids brush their teeth? Do they remember to brush teeth twice a day? Do they brush for two minutes every time? If you are looking for some help in getting kids to brush teeth or brush for long enough, here is a FREE app for you.
Time2Brush is a fun app that helps kids (or adults) remember to brush teeth every day, and more importantly to brush for at least two minutes every time.
When you start the app, you see this cute toothpaste shaped figure, whose name is Nurdle. Nurdle will give the kids a quick direction on how to brush all parts of their teeth. Once the kids hit the start button, a timer will start to count down for two minutes with a song playing. The song is so catchy that kids can dance to the music. The lyrics reinforce the message of twice a day and brushing for two minutes. At one minute into the brushing, the screen will show a message “switch sides”.
Each time the kids finish the 2-minute brushing, they earn points that they can use to “buy” clothes for the Nurdle. This is a good rewarding system parents can leverage to encourage kids remember brushing teeth every day.
There could be so many reasons that kids are not brushing teeth twice a day or not brushing long enough: they don’t like doing it, they are too busy on other stuff, or they don’t know how long two minutes is. Time2Brush is a fun way to help kids (and parents) to remember doing it and doing it right. The only caution: make sure keep your iPhone, iPod, or iPAD away from water, or find a water proof case for it.
If you don’t have an iPhone, iPod or iPAD, you can download the catchy song from their website. On the website there are also FREE printable activities for different age groups.
Time2Brush works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is FREE on App Store.
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.
If you have a young child who likes music, you also want to try Jazzy 123.