A wonderful post by Norah Colvin who is a an educator who has dedicated her career to discovering how children learn and providing tutorials for others to enable them to teach more effectively. In this guest post on Charli Mills Carrot Ranch, Norah turns our kitchens into a classroom and shares all the elements that make time there, cooking and talking into a wonderful learning experience. A terrific post and with home schooling still in place for many children it is very helpful.. please head over to read..#recommended
This quote is taken from Good Ideas How to Be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher by Michael Rosen.
The thought of having to assist children’s learning at home can sometimes be overwhelming, but it needn’t be that way. Some of the best learning can take place in the kitchen without any extra equipment or expense. All you have to do is include them in preparing the day’s food. We all have to eat, don’t we?
When you involve children in meal preparation, including choosing the menu, purchasing the ingredients, preparing the food and cleaning up, they are not only learning valuable life skills, they are learning in almost every area of the curriculum.
Children love to cook, and by ‘cook’ I mean the preparation of food whether heat is involved or not. They enjoy sharing the food with their family and friends almost as much as eating…
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