The Nintendo DS Lite was released in 2006 superseding it's already very popular predecessor the Nintendo DS. Since that time, Nintendo have sold 10's of millions of DS Lites to very happy recipients... my 9 year old son (Baxter) being one of them.
Since the introduction of Super Cards and M3 storage cards that are compatible with the DS Lite, coupled with a plethora of Homebrew (Non main stream game software) sites on the internet, game downloads are easier to come by at minimal or no cost to Mummy and Daddy, but that's another story.
Enter the Cooking Guide for DS... My birthday wasn't long ago and my son decided he'd find me something to play on DS. He gave me a whole list of games to choose from, but one caught my eye... a cooking guide that not only gave you the recipe, but went through step by step, from ingredients required, preparing, cooking and then serving. So download he did, oblivious to the fact that this was the start of Baxters cooking adventures.
Once you see something productive come from this device, it makes the initial cost pale into insignificance. What better way to enter the teenage years than to learn the basics of cooking from your DS Lite. This is real, this is creating, this is learning to be self sufficient and independent, and best of all, he had fun doing it. Already, Baxter has a repertoire of favourite dishes from this thing, and with a little help from Mummy and Daddy sourcing the correct ingredients; it's just too easy for the young fella.
Take a look at Bax tackling Teryaki chicken below.
Cooking DS Style