Wha a lovey post! Summer ideas..
© Norah Colvin 2016
As completion, and therefore launch, of readilearn, my website of early childhood teaching resources approaches, it has become obvious that some categories are less well-resourced than others.
I consider food preparation to be a great way of involving children in learning that is fun, purposeful, integrates curriculum areas, and develops skills that can be applied in everyday life. I have previously written about learning in the kitchen with suggestions for parents at home.
In the introduction to the readilearn cooking resources I write
Cooking, including food preparation that doesn’t include any heating, is a great way to teach life skills and integrate learning in a meaningful and enjoyable way across curriculum areas. When children are involved in food preparation they may be developing:
- Social skills of cooperation, turn taking, sharing, patience
- Literacy skills – reading and following the recipe, selecting ingredients, writing a menu and invitations…
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