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Part of its ongoing weekly promotion, Apple’s App Store editorial team has now chosen a new Free App of the Week, Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 by TribePlay, giving you an instant saving of three bucks.

Optimized for iOS 8 and designed for ages 6-8, this iPhone and iPad game comes with a notable educational value attached to the download.

The app helps children understand life and the world around them by inviting them to become chefs and make the pizza of their dreams and other dishes while experimenting with various ingredients.

It’ll educate kids on the basic steps of making all sorts of different foods and help them familiarize themselves with how different recipes and kitchen tools work.

Who’s ready to cook the food of their dreams?

“When cuddly customers order sushi, pizza and other dishes, it’s time to start cooking,“ Apple writes. Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 gives young chefs lots of enticing ways to experiment in the kitchen, from mixing and matching ingredients to preparing meals.

Check out the launch trailer below.

There’s even a Vegetarian mode. Plus, you get to enjoy watching patrons’ reactions (they react differently every time) to the dishes you prepared for them. The game is provided on a freemium basis so expect optional In-App Purchases.

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There are more than twenty different ingredients to choose from, ranging from fish, kiwifruit and eggs to peppers, tomatoes and more. Aside from In-App Purchases, Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 is safe for kids: there are no third-party ads, time limits or scoring.

Rated the “Best Kids App” in more than 50 countries and winner of a NAPPA Gold Award, Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 currently holds a 4.5 star rating based on more than 500 reviews in the App Store.

The 86.1-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 6.0 or later.

Grab Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 free until next Thursday.