RAIS­ING CHAMPS

My Cham­pion is a fun ed­u­ca­tional app for kids.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Technology - By SHARMILA NAIR bytz@thes­tar.com.my

CHIL­DREN are imag­i­na­tive lit­tle peo­ple. Even at a young age, they have strong opinions on what or who they want to be when they are older. Of course, not all chil­dren grow up to do what they dreamed of as kids, but the My Cham­pion app may help them to get on the right track.

In­tro­duced by health sup­ple­ment brand Champs and chain store Wat­sons Malaysia, My Cham­pion is a fun and in­for­ma­tive app cre­ated to en­cour­age chil­dren to ex­plore their op­tions when se­lect­ing a ca­reer.

The app is tar­geted at kids be­tween the ages of six and 12, who can choose from five fea­tured pro­fes­sions – doc­tor, ath­lete, celebrity, pi­lot and chef.

Once the chil­dren se­lect a pro­fes­sion, they will then be asked ques­tions in re­la­tion to the field. There are five seg­ments in the quiz, with 10 ques­tions each.

For ex­am­ple, if a child se­lects “celebrity”, he or she will be asked ques­tions in the mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment, im­age groom­ing, fash­ion and gen­eral knowl­edge cat­e­gories; or if “pi­lot” is picked then the ques­tions would be on weather, geography, equip­ment, tools and avi­a­tion.

The play­ers have 20 sec­onds to an­swer a ques­tion and are given two chances to get it right, and will be awarded 100 points for each ques­tion that they an­swer cor­rectly on the first try or 50 points on the sec­ond try.

There is also an ed­u­ca­tional “Did You Know” trivia that fol­lows each ques­tion to give the kids a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the an­swers.

But that is not the only in­ter­est­ing thing about My Cham­pion.

Ac­cu­mu­lated points from each com­pleted pro­fes­sion stage en­ti­tle users to redeem Wat­sons Malaysia e-vouch­ers for dis­counts on Champs prod­ucts. These e-vouch­ers are val­ued at RM3, RM5 and RM8.

Par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive one e-voucher for each oc­cu­pa­tion com­pleted. Users can get dis­counts on Champs prod­ucts via on­line pur­chases at www.wat­sons.com.my/ champs by ap­ply­ing the gen­er­ated e-voucher codes. Only users who sign-in to My Cham­pion with their Face­book ac­count or e-mail ad­dress will be el­i­gi­ble to ac­cu­mu­late points.

The free My Cham­pion app is avail­able for An­droid and iOS.

— Champs

There are five seg­ments in the quiz, with 10 ques­tions each.

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