What is it
Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef allows children to create their own sandwiches using tasty ingredients. Children start by selecting the sandwich design they would like to make; they are then presented with the ingredients one at a time, they have to place them on the bread . The app clearly show children what to do (rub the butter on the bread to spread it; click on the olives to chop them.) Once they have clicked on the ingredient a corresponding shape appears on the bread – the children have to drag and drop the ingredient. Once the creation are complete, children click on it to ‘eat.’
Each composition in Sandwich Chef presents a balanced set of healthy, nutrient-rich foods – so this app could be used to encourage fussy eaters; children could be encouraged to recreate their on screen sandwich in real life.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"Look this one has hair! It's so funny" - Boy aged 4
"I've made a snowman..yum yum yum" - Girl aged 5
Boy aged 4 loved the snazzy tune, so much so he danced to it first - Parent
- Allows children to explore the concept of healthy eating
- Encourages shape matching
What our experts think
Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef is an imaginative app which allows children to explore healthy ingredients in a fun manner. We really like the way in which the app is simple to use – it only uses clicks and drags to create. Children are encouraged to place the ingredients in the correct places by matching the shape on the bread which also encourage their shape recognition skills.
It was lovely to see how much fun children had with this app!
We feel this app also has lots of scope for encouraging children to try different foods and become real chefs in the kitchen. Parent and children could have lots of fun trying to recreate the sandwiches.
It would be even better if...
We would like to have seen a free play section where children could create their own sandwiches from a range of ingredients.
It would also have been better if the ingredients were named – some children may not have know what all of the components of each sandwich were!
- Brands: Duckie Deck
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: Arabic, Chinese, Cornish, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Android version: 2.3 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition