LQ: 8.5


Brain grade: 8
Fun score: 9

Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

Flora is a time management and focus app that allows you to grow virtual plants and trees while helping you build a sensible media diet. Set tasks for yourself and assign those tasks a time limit. Flora will count down your time and reward you with a virtual plant or tree if you keep your focus.

Failing to stick to your goals will “kill” the tree/plant. A pay feature allows you to assign a dollar amount to failed attempts; each failed attempt will then go towards planting a real tree in the world.

Because of some light reading involved in the set up of the app, younger students may need parental assistance.

Flora helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Time Management: Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort. 

By setting a timer and allowing for breaks, Flora teaches efficiency and time management. When the plant is grown, the task is done and you know it is time to take a break. You can change the time based on the activity and add tags to the timer as well, helping you keep track of how much time you spend on certain activities and how successful you were at staying on track. 

Focus: Sustaining energy from short-term tasks. 

Flora is a fun way to train yourself to become less dependent on screen time. Because the app only runs while your phone is untouched you are encouraged to do other activities, improving your focus. If you click away from Flora to check another app, your tree will die and you will need to begin again.

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