“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”- Guy Fieri
Cooking Activities provides practical experience to kids, with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Stirring, rolling, squeezing and spreading are just a few of the kitchen tasks that allow young children to develop their fine motor and hand-eye coordination skills.
The Benefits of fireless cooking are many such as :
· Social-Emotional Development: Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be selfdirected and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills.
· Physical Development: Fine motor and eye-hand coordination skills are developing by chopping, mixing, squeezing, and spreading.
· Cognitive Development: Cooking encourages children’s thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. It also allows children the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions, and cause and effect.
· Language Development: Cooking offers the opportunity to develop language development by linking it to all other areas, including Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, and Literacy. This is done by encouraging children to talk about what they are doing, counting, and watching materials change color, texture, and medium.
Our little chefs enjoyed all the sessions of fireless cooking virtually and made some delicious dishes.