“STOP PLEASE! For Grown-Ups Only!“
That was the bold headline found on The OrganWise Guys In the House! Kit direction sheet. In a small house-shaped carrying case, this kit includes five books and four plush OrganWise Guys. Parents are instructed to hide the plush toys before giving the rest of the kit to their child(ren). After I did that, I let my daughter at it.
She immediately read though the “Getting Started” booklet. The organs featured in this kit are Peri Stolic, Madame Muscle, The Kidney Brothers, and Hardy Heart. Each of the four books focuses on one of these organs as well as a corresponding ‘rule’, or healthy habit. Children must choose one ‘rule’ to work on for a full 7-day week.
My daughter decided on ‘Choose Water’ with the help of The Kidney Brothers. I was surprised at how diligent she was in filling out her daily chart. She even brought it with her on vacation. It was so nice to see her actually WANT to drink water instead of sugary drinks or juices. I am so proud of her! I’ll have to update this record, though, when she fills in what she drank yesterday.
After successfully completing the week (almost), we had her special ‘reward’ waiting for her at the breakfast table.
Strangely, she really likes her stuffed organ (the kidneys come in a pair) and actually had fun incorporating this healthy behavior into her daily routine. Today she will be starting a new ‘rule’ to follow. She’s narrowed it down to ‘Choose Exercise’ or ‘Choose Fiber’. One gives her an excuse to play more while the other deals with poop.
I think this is an awesome product. Through clever cartoon organs, my daughter is learning about her body and ways in which to take care of it. Beginning now will give her a great start in living a happy and healthy life. Getting a plush as a reward is just the icing on the cake. While younger children will also enjoy this kit, I loved that my 11-year-old tween took to the program so easily too. We’ll have to keep an eye on OrganWise’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for update of when new ‘rules’ are available.