The online world plays a massive part in all of our lives. Not only do we spend time online both at school and work, but we also spend our leisure time on the internet. I was pleased when I discovered Culinary Schools, as it’s a website that’s helped different members of our household.
What’s Culinary Schools All About?
The Culinary Schools website offers over 100 games, which are suitable for the whole family. I was able to find games that allowed me to have some downtime during the working day, as well as a game that 3-year-old son was able to play.
The Fruit Sorting Game
My little boy (who is aged three) is a big fan of the Fruit Sorting Game. You have to match the falling fruit to the matching item as it drop. Half way through the game, two extra fruit items are added to the mix. This means that children have to match falling apples, bananas, pears and oranges.
There is music throughout the game, but this is easy to switch off. Each round of the game only takes around a minute, so this is a great one for younger children who are easily distracted.
At the end of the game, you’re told how many were correct, how many were incorrect and what percentage the player got right.
I think this game is brilliant, because young children can play it. Kids today will be exposed to electronics from a very young age, so it’s important to introduce them to games like this, so they can start to develop their skills.
You’ll also find Burger Now within the kids’ games section. This is a great game for older children (aged around nine). When you play Burger Now, you have to fulfil orders. Customers come to the burger joint and request different food. There is music on throughout the levels, but you can mute it if you want to.
You are told what each customer wants; it might be a salmon burger with some tomato, or some fries. Perhaps they will just want a drink. You have to fulfil the order within a certain time frame. If you don’t, the customer gets angry and disappears. If you get the order wrong, then you don’t get paid for it.
The aim of this game is to serve every customer within the time frame and they will pay for it if you deliver the right items. At the end of the level, you’re told how many sales you achieved. As you move up the levels, the orders get more and more complicated and you need to juggle more orders. The key to success here is noticing which customer came in first, so you can serve them before they get angry and leave.
If you get a certain number of sales, you will have the option to move onto the next level. If you don’t, you’ll have to replay the level. Once a level is unlocked though, you’ll be able to go back and play it at your own leisure. There are six levels in total.
This is a quick-paced game and it teaches children about accuracy and prioritising.
My Gaming Needs
I found these two games fun to play myself. The matching game was quite basic, but almost hypnotic. I also found that I wasn’t happy until I got a 100% accuracy score!
I do find Burger Now a little bit more challenging, but certainly not impossible. For me, it was nice to play a quick-fire game that only took a matter of minutes to complete.
I would recommend Culinary Schools, as there’s a game for every member of the family.
Note: this is a collaborative post.