Cool Educational Gadgets You & Your Kids Would Love!
One of the most interesting parts of the Gululu Interactive Bottle is the way it is able to mix water and technology, and bring it all into one to keep families imaginative, happy, and healthy! While the Gululu pets make staying hydrated fun for the kids, they also help keep you assured via the mobile app, that your kids are connected and taken care of! We are so excited to share about some more cool tech gadgets for your kids! Also as a cool bonus, all of these toys also know how to teach, not just entertain! Here are the top 5 coolest gadgets of 2017: 1. littleBits Electronics Gizmos & Gadgets Kit A cool and fun toy for your little ones! Your kids can assemble it themselves and then enjoy their creation by moving it all around the house!  2. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar For ages 3-8, this Code-A-Pillar teaches your children code, showing them bright colors and different results based on the order of the different parts of the caterpillar!  3. Kano Computer Kit Why give a kid a computer, when they can make their own? This little kit is a build-your-own computer with tons of really cool software for kids to learn programming, music, or games! 4. Dash & Dot   Do you want your child to experience exploration and storytelling? Meet Dash & Dot! Kids can learn problem solving skills and discover all that Dash & Dot have to offer, no matter what age!  5. Vech Kidzoom DUO See the world through the eyes of your kids with this special toy! This camera give plenty of entertainment while also helping your kids bring out their creative side!  Whether for a birthday, for a holiday, or just for fun, these gifts are something that your children are sure to enjoy and to be entertained with for the times to come! Now we want to hear from you! Parents, tell us about the cool gadgets that your kids enjoy! Comment down in our open comment section below and let us know! Love, Team Gululu
It’s here! Gululu’s Exciting New 3D Upgrade
To our most beloved Gululu Friends & Family, We at Gululu have some very exciting news! We have expanded our underwater world allowing your kids to embark on a greater magical underwater journey with Gululu! In this journey they will get new special underwater friends, collect prizes and - most importantly  - connect water drinking and being hydrated to a fascinating and adventurous feeling! In our never-ending quest to provide our cherished Gululu family with the best user experience, we’re elated to announce a fantastic 3D upgrade -  Introducing the freshest Gululu universe What’s new? Exciting entirely new undersea map - where every ocean has beautiful magic background planets. Drinking water will unlock a whole new undersea map with planets in different colors and shapes! New Undersea Creatures - In addition to new planets, we have added 21 new undersea creatures to collect. Cute, lovely, interesting, - the new creatures are loads of fun! Keep up with hydration goals to meet them! Interactive Gululu play, anytime, anywhere! What are you going to do with all the skill cards that you’ve collected? Now, you can interact with Gululu by simply sliding or patting the right side of the bottle. The more you drink, the more skills you can  collect! Fun sounds effects - Talking Gululu? Now, with the latest version, every time you drink or interact with your pet Gululu will play a sound effect. As you drink and keep up with goals, you can discover more fun and interesting sounds! How to Upgrade your Gululu to 3D? After hearing about all these amazing additions to Gululu, you’re probably wondering: “How do I upgrade my Gululu?”  It’s easy!  Just follow this step-by-step guide, and you’ll quickly be on your way to Gululu fun and hydration bliss!    Step 1: Verify that your Gululu is still running the 2D version; then, launch the Gululu app from your mobile device. If your Gululu has not been activated recently, you can see the 3D version upgrade pop-up as shown below. (fig.1) If you close the upgrade dialog, you can open it again from the bottom of the “Setting” menu as below. (fig.2)   (TIPS: If your Gululu has been synced/connected to your network during the past 3 days, it should have started the downloading process in the backend, and the upgrade message will only pop up later, after the downloading process has finished in the app.) Step 2: Click the “Upgrade” button in the dialog box (fig.3) and the upgrade user guide will be shown. Turn on your Gululu and put it in the charger. Make sure your Gululu is connected to your network and the installation package will be downloaded within four to six hours.             (TIPS: If your Gululu is running a very old version, the download process might take longer, from 1 up to 3 days. Please try to keep your Gululu on the charger. The download process will be paused if it is removed from the charging seat.) Step 3: Ten minutes after putting your Gululu on the charger, there will be a pop-up in the app showing the download process has started! Yay! We’re almost there! (fig.4) Step 4: After the download process is completed, open the Gululu app again and you will see this message:  “Ready to Upgrade.” Click, “Choose New Pet” to enter the pet selection page. Choose a pet to start the exciting new journey (fig.5&6) Step 5: After choosing a pet, put your Gululu back on the charger to synchronize. Usually the synchronization will take 3-5 minutes.  After the synchronization is completed, your Gululu will restart and be ready to go! (TIPS: After the 3D upgrade, the 2D version’s data won’t be show in the cup or the app. However, the data will be saved in our server. A new feature, “My Pets,” is coming soon and will show all the collected elements.) We’re confident you will love the new Gululu universe! With this vibrant upgrade, we show not only our commitment to the health and longevity of Gululu, but also our commitment to the health and longevity of your children. To you, citizens of the Gululu universe, we give our utmost gratitude for helping Gululu bring healthy drinking habits to your kids, and to kids around the world, one drop at a time. Perpetually yours, Team Gululu    
Tips to Keep Hydrated During the Winter Time
Staying hydrated makes more sense when it's hot, right? Our kids play, sweat, and us parents have to make sure they drink enough… Apparently proper hydration is just as important during winter time. Warm clothing and layers increase your child's sweating during winter, research shows that some common winter illnesses are caused by dehydration, among them flu and norovirus.Here are some tips and habits to keep your kid hydrated all year long;Water in food - rich vegetables and fruits Adding those healthy and tasty vegetables and fruits to your kids lunch box or meals on a daily basis can do wonders for his health and well being!Fruits: Apple, Oranges, Grapes, Pineapple, StrawberriesVegetables: Carrots, Broccoli, Lettuce, Celery, SpinachDevelop a habit to drink strategically a few times a day Make it a habit for your child to drink water when he or she wakes us, before they go to sleep, before and after play time. Embrace water drinking as a daily, fun activity!Add liquid foods to your kids diet Yummy soups or smoothies contribute to good hydration and health- simplicity is key… that’s why chicken soup is for the most part on the top of your child's list!Get your kid a Gululu bottle This way your kid will interact and make friends with the Gululu pet, will bond and take care of it as he drinks more water, parents will track kids’ water intake and can have the peace of mind knowing your kids are water- smart all year long!Since Gululu is all about keeping a healthy lifestyle while having fun and caring for others, we have launched a special sale for Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday: During November 25-28, Gululu will be giving 3 Extra Spouts for every pre order purchased of Twin or Family packs!  Click here for more info 
5 Awesome Educational Apps For Our Kids
Many kids have access to iPads, Tablets and smartphones. As much as they can be used to entertain the kids, more and more parents want to make sure their bundles of joy won’t end up on websites they shouldn’t access, won't mess up the device settings, and of course, won’t get exposed to “unfriendly” figures that are out there in cyber space….To address that, we have crafted a list of educational and fun apps for kids, that will make their time with their device enjoyable, improve different skills and teach them new exciting facts!Counting ParrotsThe Counting Parrots Game is a fun educational tool that teaches children mathematical skills. Together with the colourful parrots your child learns counting, addition, associating numbers with quantities, and simple equations. The kids game also strengthens motor skills and memory and prepares your kid for school!Ages: 3-7 //  Price; Free, $5.00  //  iPhone, iPad, AndroidHabitat the GameTeach your kid to care for the environment by practicing real world actions - smart use of water, turning light off and even adopting a polar bear! Let your kid develop awareness on how to make a real difference for the environment on an everyday basis with this fascinating game!Ages: 4 years+ // Price: Free  // iPhone, iPad, AndroidCookie Monster's ChallengeIn this fun app, the cookie monster will prepare your kids for school through the teaching of various practices such as: how to follow directions, focus, self control and more. The game offers different levels and as the kid progress, he earns pieces of a cookie making machineAges: 3 years+ // Price: $2.99  // iPad, AndroidThe Magic School Bus: Oceans by ScholasticYour kid will get to embark on an aquatic journey in this interactive storybook, which features science facts, pictures, games, and videos.Ages: 6-8  //  Price: $3.99  // iPad onlyAnsel & Clair's Adventures in AfricaYour kid will meet Clair the robot and Ansel, an intergalactic travel photographer, that will guide your child through animations, quests, puzzles, and games located in exotic places such as the Nile Valley, Sahara Desert, and Serengeti Plains. It instill a sense of adventure and exploration in your kid with this engaging game!Ages: 6-8  // Price:$4.99  // iPadNow us parents can either join our kids and play together or have the peace of mind knowing our kids are in “good hands”!
5 tips to balance technology with your kids, the same as you do with hydration
Establishing good habits is important no matter what, whether it’s with drinking or with technology usage. With drinking it's that little screen that reminds us to drink, but how do we balance technology time and other types of time with our kids?We teamed up with to understand why it is so important to balance technology, and got some useful tips for you. As we are gathering more and more data on technology usage, we realize excessive screen time is associated with many problems like poor academic performance, sleep problems, obesity, and more.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics study, 8-10 year old children spend nearly 8 hours a day on media, while teens spend more than 11 hours a day on it. Our children spend more time with media than school or sleep! How can we balance it?Here are some tips that can help balance technology and life in your family:Encourage playtime. Passive screen time shouldn't replace playing, reading, hiking, or any off-screen activity. Make unplugged playtime a daily priority, especially for young children. Set Limits. Kids need and expect limits set by their parents. Rules needs to be clear and relevant to your kids. Some examples are no devices during dinner; no devices at bedtime; no cellphone while doing homework.Create tech-free zones. Your dining area and bedroom should be tech free. Keep your family dinner technology free, as this is the time your family should socialize. Keep the computer and TV out of the kids bedroom, which will reduce temptation to use at night, and make it easy for you to monitor their use.Out of sight out of mind! Have a charging station for all devices at a common place around your home, and have them charge overnight. That will help with the temptation to use them when kids should be sleeping, and a bonus - all are ready with 100% battery for the next day! Be a role model. Don't forget to join your children in an unplugged play whenever you're able. Don’t check your phone when they talk about their day. Leading by example is the best learning tool we have as parents, use it!Bonus tip- Define your family’s technology rules with your children. Make sure they are aware of them. If kids understand what's expected of them and the reason behind it, they are more likely to agree and follow.  * This guest post was written by @TaliOrad, founder of Screen and also a mother of 3 children that live by those rules and are happy to share them with you!** Image credit:
Continue the summer fun and stay healthy all year long with Gululu’s favorite kid’s products
Parents, it’s a shame that summer is nearing an end! Are you worrying about all the stress from back-to-school season? Not only does Gululu help children stay healthy and make parents happy by helping their kids develop good habits, it also serves the function as a friend! The Gululu friends are high-tech virtual pets that accompany families through a hydration adventure this summer and even after school starts! To brighten up kids’ daily lives even more, Team Gululu has done lots of research to find out what suits kids the best. Through the Gululu team’s careful investigation on many children products during the development of our own bottle, we also learned the key elements that we want to deliver with a children’s product: innovation, companionship, healthy habit formation, and storytelling. Here we have selected 10 exciting kid’s products that also share these elements, just like Gululu does. Let’s check them out! Gululu interactive bottle Our top pick is, of course, Gululu! Gululu rewards kids for their good water drinking habits by measuring and tracking children’s daily drinking with the advanced technology implemented into the bottles. Gululu helps kids learn through playing with the lively Gululu monsters living in their bottles. Parents can also set school mode for the bottle so it won’t disturb kids’ school time. It’s the perfect back-to-school must-have, grab a Gululu bottle now! Boogie Board e-writers Remember the old-fashioned scratch board you used to play on? Remember the time you spent to draw on it with a wooden paper just to revel in the color of rainbow beneath? Now there is a more advanced version of it just for your kid to enjoy the same joy you used to, only with an electronic pen and an LCD screen. With the new scratch board and new Gululu Interactive Water Bottle, let your kids enjoy the same fun and drink as much water as you did with fashionable technology! New Matter 3D printer Finally, an affordable 3D printer for your kids to play with. This amazing 3D printer is designed by New Matter, and has a complete DIY feature for your kids to maximize their imagination, as well as an easy-to-use online store with varieties of model choices to print. Let your kids create their own universe! Osmo Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. It makes the iPad more interactive with your kids, with engaging puzzles and games that will let them learning through playing! Kidizoom Smartwatch DX This smartwatch is perfect for the kids that want to be a photographer! This durable smartwatch has plenty of memory so kids can take tons of pictures and videos. Not only does it help kids learn to tell time by letting them choose between more than fifty 3D digital and analog displays, the Smartwatch DX also includes games kids can play with! Just like Gululu, it comes in 5 different colors! Let’s color on kids’ daily lives! The Forest Feast for Kids The first children’s cookbook from New York Times bestselling author and popular food blogger Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast for Kids, comes with 40 easy-to-follow recipes. This includes both text and visual directions for snacks, main courses, desserts, and drinks to let children cook the dishes themselves.   Epic! Like the name hints at, it sure is an epic mobile app that provides access to Over 15,000 Books for Kids. Epic! Having a personalized recommendations feature based on kids’ interest and their individual reading levels, the reward system also offers extra motivation for children to keep reading. We find Gululu is just like this in bottle form! MyPlate While Gululu teaches kids healthy hydration habits, MyPlate helps kids develop healthy eating habits. MyPlate teaches kids the way of healthy and balanced whole food diets with enticing pictures. The visual stimuli remind kids which categories of food they should include in every meal, whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner.   The summertime is almost over; we hope the products Gululu suggested for you can extend the fun to all year long. Before you pack the school bags for your little darlings, make sure they can have as much of a blast in the incoming school year as in the summer! Wishing everyone can have a nice back-to-school season! Oh, and don’t forget to drink enough water to optimize brain and body function and keep energy levels high for school!   Have something you want to say about our recommendations? Or do you have even better suggestions? Please feel free to let us know by commenting on our Facebook page!   Disclaimer: Except for Gululu Interactive Water Bottle, other products stated above do not belong to and are not controlled by Bowhead Technology. Posting content is provided for informational purposes only. All images used in this post are property of respective image holders. Images are only used for indicative purposes.  
Harvard Study Finds Inadequate Hydration Among US Children
Mar 31 Technology & Innovation Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Healtyh, Boston, MA – More than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting enough hydration—probably because they’re not drinking enough water—a situation that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and their cognitive and emotional functioning, according to the first national study of its kind from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found racial/ethnic and gender gaps in hydration status. Black children and adolescents were at higher risk of inadequate hydration than whites; boys were at higher risk than girls. “These findings are significant because they highlight a potential health issue that has not been given a whole lot of attention in the past,” said lead author Erica Kenney, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard Chan School. “Even though for most of these kids this is not an immediate, dramatic health threat, this is an issue that could really be reducing quality of life and well-being for many, many children and youth.” Read Full Article Here. Reference: Dwyer, Marge. "Study Finds Inadequate Hydration among U.S. Children." News. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Web. 23 May 2016.