Do you bake or cook with your children at home? Do you want some of our Educare recipies?
There is a great amount of learning involved when baking and cooking. The children are learning about maths, such as measurement when when scooping out cups, and teaspoons of ingredients. They are learning about science, when they see wet ingredients and dry ingredients mixed together to make a batter. Also the reaction when heat is added to the mixture.
Literacy is being developed as you generlly follow a set recipie and have to follow a process to get the desired result. The childrens self esteem is also increased as they have taken on a leadership role in the participate of food prep for others. This afternoon me might make some chocolate cupcakes. May not have time to ice them though. Maybe you could do this with your child when they get home, and share a yummy treat together.