I love it when kids get in the kitchen and cook. I encourage Sophie every chance I get to help out. She loves measuring the ingredients but stirring is her favorite cooking activity. Whenever there’s a batter or sauce to stir together she’s instructed me to let her know. Cooking is a wonderful activity for kids. It teaches them about where the food we eat comes from and begins laying the foundation for making healthy choices. We like to use cooking and baking as science experiments and for teaching the early concepts of math. Want to see your child turn into a scientist right before your eyes? Just ask them what they think will happen when you combine two ingredients, or ask them why they think you should should add the blueberries right at the end of the muffin recipe. I’ve gotten some pretty entertaining answers, and some fairly accurate ones as well. When Sophie and I bake together she likes to pull her step stool over to the oven door so she can have a seat while she watches the metamorphosis from a runny, gooey mess into a perfect cookie or muffin. I set the timer to go off every five minutes or so and she comes running to see the progress. I’ve noticed that she’s a lot more interested in trying something new if she was the one who made it. So it can really pay off to spend a few extra minutes to include her in the process.
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And now for Sophie’s creation: