Thursday, July 15, 2010

Adventures with the Shady Characters™ game for preschoolers

Adventures with the Shady Characters™ game for preschoolers

Unique computer game for preschoolers teaches sun safety. One of the few preschool health education games on the market. Available in both English and Spanish.

(PRWEB) February 20, 2004

Just in time for spring and summer vacation, HealthMark Multimedia announces the availability of a computer game for children ages 3 to 5. Adventures with the Shady Characters™ teaches preschool-age children how to stay safe in the sun. It is available in both English and Spanish. Developed and tested with preschoolers, Adventures is a perfect learning tool for kids. They love it! They have so much fun that they don't even realize they're learning about health along the way!

Sun Safe Central™ (www. sunsafecentral. com) is a companion bilingual Web site for parents and child care providers. It teaches adults how to protect children from the sun and offers educational activities for teaching preschool children to protect themselves. The site includes high-quality information, as well as songs, coloring pages, games and other activities featuring the Shady Characters.

HealthMark received funding from the National Cancer Institute to develop and test these products. The games and the Web site will be field-tested in Spring 2004 to determine their effectiveness in changing sun protection behaviors of preschool children and adults who care for them.

Adventures with the Shady Characters™ is available through download or on CD-ROM through www. theshadycharacters. com.

HealthMark Multimedia Information.

HealthMark Multimedia, LLC, a certified woman-owned business, uses a combination of graphics, audio, video and text to develop interactive, user-friendly software and Web sites for patientsÂ’ treatment and self-care decisions, for continuing education for health care professionals, and for parents and children to learn about prevention and staying healthy. The company uses an established network of medical experts, and patients and their family members or caregivers to review and test product information so that it is accurate, relevant and useful. HealthMark Multimedia also develops customized multimedia projects for companies and other organizations needing specialized health communications.