best of teach mama countdown: #4 — cooking with kids

Jan 9, 2012 // No Comment // Categories: cooking, parenting, printables // Tags: , , , .

cooking with kidsThough our family has changed a ton in the three years that I’ve been writing this blog, one thing that has remained the same is my kids’ interest in hanging out in the kitchen.

They love to eat.

They love to cook.

They (shhhhh!) love to throw on an apron, crack some eggs, measure ingredients, and pretend they’re superstars from the TV Food Network.

And they’re usually pretty game to try new things, especially when it comes to food.

So the post that rolls in at #4 is no surprise to me because I am pretty sure I’m not alone in the amount of time and energy we spend in the kitchen over here.  And I’m betting that most parents are up for learning ways of making cooking with kids more enjoyable, fun, and exciting.

Any time we can sneak in some learning in the name of sweets, snacks, or noshing, is time well spent in my book, so here’s #5, a post that individually has seen a bunch of traffic but collectively, the links within, have yielded many visits to the site.

Here’s the skinny on numero quatro. . .

 

cooking with kidsfun with food–learning in the kitchen with kids

 

Little do my kiddos know that every time they don their aprons in the kitchen with me, they’re secretly working on their reading, math, science, and so many more important skills while they’re looking at recipes, measuring ingredients, and watching their creation come to life.

It’s fun for them, and it’s fun for me.

If parents and teachers can handle a little bit more of a mess and prescribe themselves a extra dose of patience (some can, and some cannot–I totally get that!), toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children–kids of all ages–can all benefit by helping in the kitchen.

Here are a few of the ways we have fun with food over here (and sneak in a little bit of learning) in the kitchen. . . please read the original post for more!

 

Tomorrow: teach mama’s top 10 all-time best countdown, #3.

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