New Skills in the Kitchen
Children will learn a wide range of skills probably without even knowing it. Cooking is a process that has a beginning and an ending and the great thing about the ending is that the kids can have a great meal that they cooked hands-on. There are a tremendous amount of different life skills that can be learned from cooking. Cooking is all about math, science, geography, reading, health, nutrition, and history along with the ability to problem solve, and develop both social and fine motor skills. Just look at a few of the individual skills: counting, vocabulary, shapes, food groups, experimenting, weighing, fractions, culture, family history, sorting, chemical reactions, responsibility, team work, safety, sequencing, creativity, sensory aptitudes, healthy eating, sharing, pouring, chopping, mixing, etc. There is no other activity that a child can learn as much in such a short period of time.