Updated: Feb 4
Over the last year our children have had the opportunity to participate in a range of cooking activities. This has provided children with practical experience to learn many essential skills. These include: following directions, measuring, sharing, teamwork and the skill of cooking itself. Children have had the opportunity to stir, measure, roll, squeeze and spread the ingredients which has allowed children to develop their physical development (especially fine motor and hand-eye coordination). In addition to this, Cooking Club has provided children with the opportunity to help develop their language skills. The children often describe what they are doing, what they see, smell, how the ingredients feel and taste. Therefore, Cooking Club has definitely helped our children develop a more adventurous and varied taste palette. The children usually count out the ingredients which helps with number recognition and use of mathematical language. We have found that the children's self esteem has benefited because they are often so proud of their creations.