A super quick post about the benefits of cooking with kids! As you know, I am a great advocate of learning through play and learning without even realising that you are learning! We have been doing a lot of baking for kids recently. I always use this as an opportunity to sneak in some learning. I tell them the ingredients – and ask “what do we need for cookies”? And they usually guess about half.
Then I talk to them about the amount we need… a 100 grams of.. what does a 100 look like? How many zeros? What does a 125 grams look like.
We get out the scales and measure. I show them the numbers and we look to get to a 100. Is a 101 ok too?
So after our I turned my back to put the cookies in the oven.. The kids started running backwards and forwards, giggling away. I turned round.. and..
I saw this:
So. Cooking with Kids? Remember to talk NUMBERS! And let them explore!
PS like that mermaid? Check out our Mermaid Craft here!