What is it
Join Bing and Flop from Cbeebies as they bake some lovely biscuits!
Roll out the dough, squidge it with your fingers, and cut out the shapes. Flop will help you put them into the hot oven, then once they’re baked, it’s time to decorate.
Choose from different coloured icing, sprinkles, fruit and more to make your delicious biscuits. You can even eat them at the end!
What our team of testers said
"Icing! I want fruit." - Boy aged 3
"Oh no I burnt them again! (laughed)." - Girl aged 3
- Decorating biscuits encourages creativity
- Teaches children the steps in cooking
- Develops fine motor control
What our experts think
Bing Baking was hugely popular with our testers, with a lovely mix of imaginative and creative play that really engaged them. Even children who didn’t know the show loved the app! The children thoroughly enjoyed decorating their biscuits with lots of different ingredients, from coloured icing and sprinkles to chopped carrots. This is great for encouraging creativity in young children.
The app is quite realistic too, helping children learn about cooking without the mess! They need to roll the dough to the right thickness (which helps develop their fine motor control), and plan where to use the biscuit cutters (adding more dough if needed) to make a whole biscuit – encouraging logical thinking and problem solving. We also liked how children could help cooking the biscuits in the hot oven, by keeping an eye on the timer. The biscuits can even get burned if left in too long, which our testers found very funny!
It would be even better if...
Some children didn’t find the menu for getting extra dough, cutting shapes, etc. and a lot of them also missed the ‘next’ button in the top right corner, to move on to the next step. Adults might need to help children out when they first play, but once our testers had been shown these links, they were able to use the app on their own.
It would also be nice if the shapes and colours were named as children used them to support language learning – an adult can use the app to encourage discussion around this instead.
- Brands: Acamar Films
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
- App Types: Entertainment
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Food & nutrition
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world