Monday, January 24, 2011

she has an app

Last week, Chica and I went to the hospital to visit a friend who had just given birth to her third baby girl. The tiny, brand new infant swaddled up in her bassinet was absolutely beautiful. I tried to get Chica to look at her, but she was having none of it.


Because the proud father of three introduced her to Cookie Doodle, a game on his phone that's a favorite of his older girls. Technology took over from there and she was sucked in for a solid half hour, loving every second of it. I couldn't believe how adept she was at working the touch screen. Her fingers flew across the surface of the phone like she's been playing for years.

And she's only two and a half.

Later that night I relayed our visit to the hospital with Dan. We downloaded Cookie Doodle to his iPod because I wanted him to witness Chica's mad skills and pure delight over the new found "cookie game."
It's a pretty cute premise. The goal is to make a cookie. You start out with a list of ingredients that you have to put into the mixing bowl.
Each ingredient is kind of interactive and requires a certain action to get it in the bowl. Here she is shaking the salt.
Sifting the flour.
Cutting the butter.
Then you mix all the ingredients together before rolling out the dough, selecting a cookie cutter and sticking it in the oven.
After it's finished baking you can decorate it however you want.
Then comes the best part. You gobble up your cookie creation.
And as your toddler approaches her 20 minute "cookie game" limit you pray this isn't a gateway app to other technological ventures resulting in a teenager locked in her room for hours refusing to come out until she's mastered level 26 of World of War Craft. :)
I must warn you though. If you give a girl a cookie app...
she's going to want a glass of milk to go with it.

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