by Miss Brittany
Looking for something new to do as a family? Get in the kitchen! Cooking meals or snacks together can be a super fun learning experience for everyone. It’s an opportunity to spend time together and to discuss nutrition in a fun way. Take this chance to talk about what’s healthy and what isn’t, and moderation and portion sizes. Another fun topic is foods you like or don’t like. Ask why your kids like or dislike something. The answers may surprise you!
Cooking is also an opportunity to learn or use those reading, measuring, and math skills. Practicing reading in a different way than your kids are used to can get them reading without them even realizing it is happening. Whether you’re baking cookies or making yummy fruit smoothies, measuring your ingredients correctly is very important.
Need some recipe ideas? No problem! Come visit us in the Young People’s Department for kid friendly cookbooks today!