Age/Developmental Stage: Preschool-School Age
Available for these devices: iOS and Android
Can you catch all the UnMonsters in the hospital? They are being little rascals! But no fear here, this app is designed to help kids not be afraid of the hospital (or the monsters!)
Created by the medical team of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, this app is great for children to be able to explore 5 areas of the hospital, including: the Lobby, X-ray, Surgery, the Playroom, and Exam Room.
The object is to capture as many monsters as you can! You tap your finger on your device to make a circle to capture the monsters. To earn more points, make a circle to capture a group of monsters that are near by! Watch out, you cannot catch them with objects around! There are power-ups, which are forms of medical equipment, such as a stethoscope, which provides appropriate definitions and can be used to “defeat” the monsters!
It offers bonus question mini quizzes to help the child earn points that ask about safety and basic health related tips that children should know.
To unlock the other levels, there is parental access. Parents must create an account.
This is an excellent distraction game that helps kids feelcomfortable with the hospital environment and really helps reduce fear and anxiety when coming into the hospital.
Click here to read more about the app and its success at St. Joseph’s Hospital!
Click here to learn more about the app!