HEROs (HEalthy EnviROnments Study) Apps

Jungle Gym 1

Come and see what lives in the jungle with your two friends! When children move along with this interactive app, they perform specific movements demonstrated by the characters to build specific gross motor skills. Jungle Gym gives kids language to describe different movement patterns while allowing them to master the basics to progress to more advanced movements.

Jungle Gym 2

Ready to start an exciting adventure? Come join our two friends as they go exploring. Children perform fun movements, demonstrated by the characters, to overcome roadblocks and accomplish adventures.

The interactive educates children on more advanced movement-based vocabulary while offering them the opportunity to practice new and familiar movements.

Tasting Party Express

Getting kids and monsters to try new foods can be tricky… Tasting Party Express puts your child in charge! Players feed various foods to different characters, placing the new food items on their plates and seeing their reactions.

This app is designed to teach children specific food tasting vocabulary and excite them to try new foods themselves.


Spin the wheel to select from four sets of themed activities(Moving like Food, Moving like Animals, Playing at the Park, or Going on a Picnic). Each wheel includes various physical movements that the player randomly selects by pulling the lever. Wiggle like spaghetti, jump like a frog, swing a baseball bat… how will the app ask YOU to move?

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