Ever noticed that good waiters have good memory skills? It takes practice to remember what people want to eat, drink, and what desserts they’ve ordered. So we’ve put together a new game to keep them on their toes… and it’ll help kids build motor and cognitive skills also!
The game’s called Order Up! – and it features a busy waiter in a restaurant who’s having a bit of trouble juggling all the plates, drinks and treats he needs to stack on his tray and deliver to tables.
Timocco players need to help the waiter catch the dishes (cue motor skills: reaction speed, motor control) and stack them in the order instructed while ignoring the dishes that aren’t on his list (cue cognitive skills: memory, categorization, executive function, visual perception and discrimination).
Players can move the waiter over toward the help button if they need a reminder about what orders they need to be on the lookout for, and as always, if the game’s too fast or too slow, too easy or too difficult, there’s a bunch of settings options in the game’s control panel to fine-tune the child’s playing experience. For example, you can use the difficulty setting to increase or decrease the number of dishes on the waiter’s list.
Order Up is online now and ready to play – you’ll find it on the games page when you’ve logged in to Timocco. Played the game? Tell us your thoughts, we’d be very happy to hear them: email us, tell us on facebook, or tweet us on twitter!
Enjoy Playing Timocco!
You can watch a short clip of the game here: