Friday fun facts - Cooking

Kids learn best through hands-on experiences. What's more hands-on than cooking! The process of following a recipe and then eating your creation is a great way to cover lots of learning and have fun in the process.

For starters, you might not think of a recipe as a set of rules, but that’s exactly what it is! One missed step

and your preschooler quickly learns that leaving out the sugar can have yucky tasting consequences. As your preschooler makes a recipe, stirring and pouring helps build fine motor skills. Measuring ingredients is an early introduction to fractions while “reading” the recipe with you helps your child to learn sequencing skills. Understanding how every story has a beginning, middle and end is a crucial part of reading comprehension.

For more fun information on cooking with children, click here.