Baking with kids is a wonderful activity you can do with kids. Not only is it a fun opportunity to sneak in important skill-building lessons, but a homemade treat is always a welcome gift for family and friends!
This is why we recommend it:
Baking brings families together. Cooking time=bonding time. When you cook together, kids feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves.
Baking builds self-esteem. When a child eats a dessert they made it gives them a sense of accomplishment.
Baking makes kids more willing to try new foods. When kids cook a new food themselves, they are more likely to eat it -- or at least try it
Baking teaches kids math skills. Like time, measuring, and temperatures.
Baking teaches kids reading and language skills. Following step-by-step instructions to get to a finished result is wonderful for their speech and language development as well as their success in school.
Baking with kids gives them an important lifelong love of food. When a child sees the effort that is put into every meal, they will appreciate food so much more!
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