Undoubtedly a very niche offering for younger children, the colorful format and ease of use at least work nicely
Educational titles are always a bit hard to approach in terms of “game reviews” since their goals and target audiences tend to be quite narrowly-focused. In the case of Food Festival the primary goal seems to be helping with number and letter recognition, developing correct and consistent writing techniques, and undoubtedly a bit of vocabulary building and spelling as well along the way. You’ll move between a few different areas of interest, work through a series of themed words (as the title notes they tend to be food-oriented), and work on your consistency with both upper and lower-case letters. The focus here is on proper technique and consistency so it isn’t good enough to simply draw the letters, the expectation is that you’re being trained to do it properly in a series of small steps, consistently starting in the same place and not cutting any corners. Now, if you don’t have any kids falling into the pretty narrow space of just learning about letters and how to write them this will probably be of no practical use at all, but if you do it’s a very pleasant way to help them comfortably and consistently acquire their new skills for a budget price.
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