Cooking games are here. Lets play!
Cooking games are becoming the latest trend for girls. And there are several reasons for this. One of the reasons for this is that theyre free. Yes, thats right, theyre free. There are no CDs to buy and install, no content to download, and no monthly fees, like is the case of some computer games out there. And if your child gets bored with it, she can just go and look for a different game. This saves money for those parents that spend their hard earned money on some game that the child lost interest after a bit. In addition, these games are safe. As a parent, would you rather have your child a few meters from you or out on the street doing god knows what? They also lack any offensive content or content that might not be suitable for your child, like violence. Finally, these games can actually be educational. They let your child prepare recipes and dishes, albeit virtual ones. However, at least they will understand that mommy takes a lot of trouble to prepare real meals and that theyre not instantaneous.
Of course, thats not the only think they can learn. Cooking is a field that has many interesting aspects, and they can intuitively adopt and learn one of them, for example, there are games that let them prepare foreign dishes. These games let your child prepare some Mexican enchiladas, or maybe Japanese sushi and even French casseroles. In addition, if theres an ingredient that your girl refuses to eat, you can get her interested in it by selecting games that include that ingredient a lot. You will be surprised how easy it will be to get her to try it on real life after you make it fun for her. These games will also let your child learn about nutrients and food groups. This might even come handy if they have to do some homework about it (just pay attention that the game is realistic, as some games exaggerate situations a little in order to make them funny). And of course, you can always prepare the real dish right after preparing it virtually on the computer. When your child finishes an easy recipe, you can tell her something like mmmmm, that looks delicious, hey, what do you say we prepare a real one that we can actually eat? If you get your child to learn cooking, it will be a skill that will be useful for all her life.
While its true that some of these cooking games come in a foreign language, they are very intuitive that this will not be a problem at all. After all, children from all the world have been enjoying video cooking games from the USA and Japan, even if they dont speak English or Japanese.
Finally, there isnt a reason why only your child can enjoy these games. I suggest you try one after work. These games can be as challenging or as relaxing as you want, giving you something to clear your mind after a hard day.