Learning in all areas of the curriculum
One of the best ways for children to learn about healthy eating is to have fun preparing food with their friends and carers. From an early age, we encourage them to have a go at cooking and talk to them about why its important to eat well. While cooking, your child will also work on their mathematical skills by measuring, counting and weighing.
Life is real, so we as carers are providing real-life experiences. Cooking is a needed life skill. It is an authentic experience where children can gain a range of skills, specifically in Maths. It can help children understand traditions and really aids language and communication. When children can complete activities independently their confidence soars. Following a recipe also helps children to learn to read for a purpose and follow instructions. They can talk about their likes and dislikes and about healthy eating.
THE BENEFITS OF COOKING
- Use senses
- Independent and purposeful learning
- Focus on process, not product
- Let children learn by taking calculated risks