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Cooking Recipes on the Road

Cooking Recipes on the Road

Spring 2014 Software
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Download Price: $24.99
Platform: LeapPad
Review:

Cooking Recipes on the Road, which is compatible with LeapPad tablets and the Leapster GS, is a "sim" cooking game for children aged five through eight years (kindergarten through second grade). With the help of Echo the Bird, players run the family food truck; they prepare the truck for business, take orders, select correct ingredients from the pantry, and prepare a variety of dishes (e.g., soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, etc.) for customers. As players perform various cooking activities in the game, they learn and practice basic mathematic concepts such as addition, multiplication, fractions, and percentages as well as cooking-related math skills including temperature, volume, and weight. As players progress through the game and complete various activities, they earn badges which can be exchanged for "micromods"—extra features available over an internet connection required. And, should they encounter any problems or require assistance, audio tutorials and a "Hint" button are easily accessible.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc
http://www.leapfrog.com

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