Put Numeracy in Your Cooking Mix
Michelle recently appeared on Moms Everyday on Action News Now (TV 12-24) to talk about the abundance of numeracy lessons that cooking holds for young children.
According to Michelle, “Math naturally factors into the cooking mix…1 egg plus 2 eggs equals 3 eggs. ½ cup or 1/3 cup is a fraction of a full cup. Children are adding, learning about capacity and volume, and recognizing numbers.”
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Michelle encourages cooking with kids as soon as they can pluck a ripe tomato, scrub a squash, or help stir the cake batter. Get them involved in food prep as often as possible and as young as possible. It starts with poking seeds into the soil or selecting some new, colorful fruit to taste at the local farmer’s market. You can count on cooking with kids to lead to crazy fun and lots of learning. Well worth a little extra clean up.