Apps: Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick by PBS Kids

This is another really fun Math app for kids that is both entertaining and educational. Best of all, it’s free!

Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick by PBS Kids

Fresh PickWhat is this app about?

Created by PBS Kids, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is an app designed to teach children Math in an engaging way using video narratives and interactive challenges through games. It is created for children age 6-8 years, but Hercules (my nearly 4 year old) loves it. Some of the challenges are beyond his level at the moment but I sit through it with him and we work on them together. Those challenges are probably more appropriate for Aristotle but I haven’t had a chance to try it out on him because he was on an iPad ban for the last 4 weeks. He is intensely curious and cannot wait for his chance to go at it so I’m pretty sure he’ll enjoy it, too. Here’s what they say about it…

ARE YOU THE NEXT LUNCH LABBER?

Professor Fizzy, star of the PBS KIDS web series, “Fizzy’s Lunch Lab,” is holding a competition to see who has what it take to be the next Lunch Labber! Think it’s going to be easy cheesy? Well think again! Take on 8 exciting challenges that will put your math and problem solving skills to the test. If you can navigate your way through the grocery store, come up with right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serve food to a room full of hungry customers, you may just have what it takes to become the next member of the Lunch Lab!

CHALLENGE SPECIFICS

  • For kids ages 6-8, and Lunch Lab fans of all ages
  • From the 3-time Emmy Nominated PBS KIDS Web Series, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab
  • Combines video narratives with interactive challenges
  • Covers math topics such as deductive reasoning, mapping, sorting and classifying
  • Has self-leveling games that make the challenge specific to each user
  • Funded by a Ready to Learn Grant from the US Department of Education

What are the 8 Challenges?

FreshPick challenges

1. Grocery Mapping – Using the arrow tiles, help your character get to the correct grocery items in the store.

2. Buying Groceries – calculate how many of eat fruits you can buy with the money you have.

Fresh pick - groceries

3. Neighbourhood Mapping – similar to grocery mapping except that you need to direct your kid on the bike to the other child using the arrows.

fresh pick - mapping

4. Pantry Hunt – locate the food item based on the directions given.

Fresh pick - pantry hunt

5. Fizzy’s Invention – identify the part described.

fresh pick - parts

6. Customer Change – give your customer the correct change using the coin denominations available in the cash register.

fresh pick - customer change

7. Find Freddy – stop Freddy from stealing the food. Freddy’s in disguise so you need to ask questions to help identify which is the real Freddy.

Fresh pick - find freddy

8. Food Matcher – match the correct meal to the person who ordered it.

fresh pick - food matcher

Get Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Picks from the iTunes Store.

You can also play Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Picks on the PBS Kids website.

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