I’ll bet lots of you will be cooking and baking this holiday season. Getting your kids involved can be educational and the kids won’t even know they’re learning!
Before you begin in the kitchen, take your child to the grocery store with you. Give him/her certain items to find in the store. This promotes good self-esteem, independence, and direction following. Have your child add up the amount of money each item costs. This promotes math skills.
Once you’re in the kitchen, your child can help you read recipes, help with measuring ingredients, help with setting the correct temperature on the oven/stove, etc. This promotes reading skills, math skills, following directions, good self-esteem, and cooperation.
Bake up something yummy with the help of your child and he/she will reap the benefits of a little learning snuck in!