Cooking to Fill Minds & Bellies

Homeschooling got you down?

I have the perfect solution: cooking. Hear me out—a few minutes cooking together teaches kids dozens of skills at once. Or, what the heck, toss the e-learning schedule  for a day and let them cook their hearts out.

Cooking basics is homeschooling at its absolute best, and here’s what kids get out of it:

• Confidence and self-esteem through accomplishment

• Creativity and aesthetics (exploring the beauty of food)

• Preliminary math (measuring, counting, sequencing events)

• Pre-reading (numerals, symbols)

• Reading (word recognition, left-to-right cueing)

• Science! (observation, cause and effect, chemistry)

• Small motor skills (hand-eye coordination)

• Endurance (kneading, mixing stiff batters)

• Patience and self-control (“a watched pot never boils”)

• Language (describing, predicting)

• Following directions

• Teamwork and community

• Food literacy (an essential skill and lost art)

Ready to teach through food?

9 Comments

  1. Heather

    cannot wait to try these recipes with my grandson when everything is back to normal.

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  2. Mary Shakespeare

    You are doing an amazing job!

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    • Andrea

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  3. Larry Buckett

    Kids can learn a lot from those book and spend some quality time in the kitchen

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    • Marianne McPolin

      Looking forward to sharing this with my granddaughters when I can see them. Thanks Andrea.

      Reply
  4. Debbie Stanley

    Looking forward to trying some yummy new recipes.

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    • Andrea

      Thank you

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  5. Wenda Recoskie

    I love to cook and I’m excited about the receipes you offer. Cooking is a passion not a chore.

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    • Andrea

      Thanks so much for dropping by. I couldn’t agree more.

      Reply

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