Game 10 - The Zoo Kitchen
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The Zoo Kitchen
There are two types of word puzzles in this game. The first challenge is placing the word puzzle piece into the right place to unlock the refrigerator door. The child can click on the Walkie-Talkie for help. Zeke Zebra will appear and read the word to match. However, the child can also put the word puzzle pieces (by grabbing, dragging and dropping) in the right place all by him or herself. Once the refrigerator is unlocked, the child can help Gordo Gorilla put his bananas in the refrigerator!
When the child matches all the words, the door will open, and the basket of bananas will fly into the kitchen. Oh no! The bananas spilled all over the floor! Zoophonia isn’t very happy! She needs the child’s help to clean up the mess! As Zoophonia says a word, the child will place the word-banana into the basket. If the child attempts to put the word-banana into the basket without Zoophonia’s help, it will jump right back out! If the word-banana is incorrect, it will jump right back out!
If the child needs help recognizing the word, the child can click onto Zoophonia and she will call out the word again. If the child needs additional help with the Signal, sound, and the word, she or he can click on the Walkie-Talkie for help. NOTE: The child cannot move the word-banana until Zoophonia is finished Signaling.
Choose the correct word and drag the banana-word to the basket. If it is correct, the basket will turn pink and the word will stick. Watch Gordo Gorilla get a banana to eat as a reward! (Notice how he always puts the banana peel in the trash can – he doesn’t litter!)
After several bananas have been put into the basket, Zeke Zebra will come on to encourage the child.
Lesson Objectives. The child will:
- learn word recognition
- learn strategies for sound blending through Signals and sounds
- learn to listen carefully and follow directions
- make decisions
- learn how to navigate and manipulate interactive elements on a screen using eye-hand coordination