Sherlock Snacks and his Nutrition Facts can be read alone or along with a parent so that healthy choices can be learned together.
3 Key Lessons You’ll Learn From Sherlock
- Ingredients – don’t eat what you can’t pronounce! With all the chemicals in today’s food, a good thing to pay attention to is getting food that’s made of things you’ve actually heard of. (1)
- Sugar – kid-friendly food is often loaded down with sugar, from cereals to juices. What if you could drink juice without worrying about hyper-activity? Choose a juice where the ingredients are fruit and water, without tons of added sugars and syrups. (2)
- Serving size – if you’re full, stop eating! The “eat until your plate is clear” culture has helped lead to the current obesity epidemic (3). Sherlock encourages kids to eat what they can and pay attention to the serving size.
How Sherlock Shares His Knowledge
- Sherlock learns along with the reader. Learning efficacy is increased when observation of expert models occurs (4). Readers watch Sherlock complete tasks and help him along through a variety of interactive elements.
- Repetition of concepts in a variety of ways. Sherlock teaches his 3 key concepts: ingredients, serving size and sugar in several different ways. Comprehension is enhanced by repetition of materials within segments. (5).
- Fun animations. Catching the reader’s eye with colorful animations keeps them reading longer, which leads to increased comprehension (6).