We know that maintaining streaks can be stressful for children as they may feel under pressure to use Doodle every day, even if they're not feeling in the right frame of mind or would like some time off.
Streaks can also be very upsetting to lose, particularly when they’re longer streaks of over thirty days. When children lose their streak they are often so disheartened that they don't want to start Doodling again, which can lead to a loss of confidence in their learning.
Rather than encouraging children to earn long streaks, we recommend that learners take regular breaks from using Doodle and earn smaller, more manageable streaks. For example, they could earn a 30-day streak and take a two day break before earning another 30-day streak.
Using Doodle in this way promotes a healthy usage of technology and supports each child’s well-being by giving them smaller, more achievable goals.
Where can children view their streak?
Children can view their streak by accessing their Friends section of the app. This area is accessible by tapping on the Menu arrow in the upper left hand corner of the screen, selecting Friends and then toggling onto the Leaderboards. By selecting the Streak-current view, children will be able to view their current streak.
If a child misses a day, they can restore their streak by completing two exercises the following day. A message will appear in the Learning Zone prompting them to do this.
If a child misses two or more days, parents can now reinstate lost streaks within their Families Dashboard account. More information on reinstating streaks can be found here.
Rather than using streaks as a way to motivate children to use Doodle ‘little and often’, we encourage children to aim to stay in the green zone. Each child is set a weekly star target by Doodle which is designed to keep them on track in their learning. Once they’ve met this target, they’ll be in the green zone.
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