Did you know that cooking with your child can boost their development? It’s a simple activity, one can do at home, which touches on multiple learning areas. Here are just some of the benefits of doing a cooking activity with your child:
- Increases Language Development
- Enhances Fine Motor Skills
- Increases Math Ability
- Improves Reading Skills
- Introduces Kids to Scientific Concepts
- Increases Focus and Attention
- Teaches Life Skills
- Promotes Healthy Eating
One of our Preschool students, Anthony, loves to help his mom in the kitchen, and it’s a great cross-curricular moment as well.
Here we see Anthony, helping his mom your one of the ingredients they are using to make the cupcakes. By doing so, he is focusing on his fine-motor skills, and also practicing the idea of “sequencing,” so he knows which step is after another. By using the measuring cup, we are also able to incorporate “math” and talk about the quality of the item going into the eggs.
Language skills are also focused on while cooking, because we can talk about different items, how they are pronounced, and one can even practice spelling them out, and identifying the letters in the main ingredients afterwards.
Just in a simple activity of baking cupcakes, we are also able to talk about science as well, because we can see how the cupcakes look before baking, and talk about how it changes once out of the oven.
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