The Adventures of the 7Wonderlicious Girls is an educational app about empowerment. In book format and geared toward children aged 3 – 7 years of age, it can be read by the user or be ” read” by the smart phone or iPad.
The stories are based on 7 girls who face challenges or want to find a better way to do something. Emotions such as being happy, feeling needed, being calm are discussed, helping girls to empathize with the characters. Science, helping others, nature, using your imagination, the uniqueness of others, math and working together are some of the subjects of the stories. Many of the stories show girls doing things that are considered unique by most standards, for example, a girl wanting to be an astronaut. These stories are fun to read. There’s nothing forced about them.
The Adventures of the 7Wonderlicious Girls app encourages girls by using role models in their stories. They are empowered to try new things, to speak up for themselves, to be active. Since reading is not required for this app, toddlers can get a start on learning about what girls can do in a new way.
Of course, this is an app and won’t change the world. But, it’s a start. It’s also a good way to get mothers and daughters talking, and fathers and daughters talking. My suggestion is to read one story and then discuss it. The opportunities are endless and can lead to girls feeling more empowered in real life.Ã‚ What we as parents do is up to us. This app can lead us in the right direction.
The 7Wonderlicious Girls app is available from iTunes for $1.19.