Cake Doodle Application iPhone/iPad

22 Jul

This one is for those of you who have an iPad or iPhone (and like to let your kids use them…). I found this app and whilst I thought was a little bit difficult for Thomas, I thought that he would really enjoy it. It’s a great little app with lots to do – and no mess!

You choose what sort of cake you’d like to make (you can even do a packet mix where you just put it straight in the oven).

Then you drag all your ingredients into the bowl. You have to sift the flour and crack the eggs, pour the milk. It’s very hands on.

You mix the ingredients together by moving your finger around on the screen. Then you drag your cake into the oven.

Once it is cooked you get to ice it any colour you like, you can put little decorations on it and then you eat it by tapping the screen.

The only thing I will say about this app is that there is no verbal instructions about what to do within the app so you do need to help your child by telling them what to do until they become familiar with it. It costs $0.99. There are other similar applications but this is the only one I have tried.

I know there’s lots of debate about using this kind of technology with kids but I can’t tell you how much Thomas has gotten out of using applications like this one. It has helped his hand eye co-ordination, his concentration, his ability to scan a page (or screen) to look for objects which is an important skill in learning to read, he is even starting to recognise some familiar words. I don’t leave him to his own devices and use it as a babysitter, I am always there with him and talking him through what he is doing. This sort of technology is the future.

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4 Responses to “Cake Doodle Application iPhone/iPad”

  1. Felicity February 11, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Hi there!
    We have downloaded this app and love it.
    Are there any other apps that you like or would recommend?
    For 2-5 year olds.
    Thanks 🙂

    • cookwithkids February 11, 2012 at 7:33 am #

      It’s great isn’t it. There is a cookie one too called cookie doodle which is also good. Other ones that Thomas enjoys are Toddler Teasers Shapes. The Colours one is also good. RIDBC have put an Old MacDonald one out which is great (and also has an Australian accent). Toddler Counting, Monkey Preschool Lunchbox, Humf, any of the Duck Duck Moose apps, also the Lazy Town Smoothie Maker is great. Have you got any that you love? I’m always looking for good ones. It’s so hard to negotiate your way through them all!

  2. Felicity February 12, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Cool, thank you.
    I have only been in the i-world for a week, so to speak.
    We have the one from RIDBC, Toy Story 3 Concentration,and the toddler teaser shapes,colours and food. If i do come across any good ones i will let you know.
    Thanks again 🙂

    • cookwithkids February 12, 2012 at 4:04 am #

      Great, thanks. Also the Playschool Art maker app is good… and Fisher Price Little People one.

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