There’s something about the hands on nature of cooking that is almost irresistible. It is a rare child who can resist the offer to ‘come and help me in the kitchen’. The chance to mix, mash, chop, pour, knead and blend is hard to pass up. So is the feeling that this is something ‘real’—an experience that offers the chance to do something ‘grown up’ rather than pretend.
Everyday learning about kids in the kitchen gives you a step by step guide on how you can cook with your children. Chapters cover topics such as:
- Why cook with children?
- Learning and cooking
- Getting started
- What to cook?
- Health and safety
- And much more.
From an educational perspective, cooking offers boundless potential for learning. As they cook children are potentially finding out about food and nutrition, science and maths, language and literacy, the social skills needed to work with others, as well as developing their dexterity and coordination.
The author of this book, Luke Touhill is an early childhood teacher with over 20 years experience as a teacher, director, manager, trainer, academic and consultant in early childhood education.