The benefits of baking with children
Don’t be afraid to get stuck into some easy baking activities with your children at home. There are some huge benefits of involving your child in the processes of baking, here are a few:
Mathematics and science - influences such as measurement, counting, talking about the ingredient interactions
Literacy - following a recipe and learning that the symbols (numbers, letters, words) hold a meaning and discovering this meaning in action
Communication - conversation skills, questioning. Talk about favourite foods, different tastes, describing what is happening, bonding through conversation and having fun. Talk about healthy foods.
Sensory - what a sensory experience! Taste, touch, smell, listen to the sound, what can you see?
Learning to follow a process - and that by following steps you can create an outcome.
Turn-taking skills, sharing.
Empowering your child to acquire a new skills and make discoveries as they play and learn.
Keep it easy and fun, let children take the lead and challenge themselves! Take a basic biscuit recipe and press shapes into it to create some fun looking biscuits.