Baking is a hands-on learning experience and a great way for kids to express themselves and enjoy their creations. Baking will stimulate the child’s senses of sight, taste, smell and texture. It will help develop their fine-motor coordination as they mix, sift, roll dough, cut out cookies and decorate. The development of these small hand muscles are needed for activities later in life such as hand-writing. Baking is excellent for developing tactile awareness. Experiencing different textures while baking, helps children understand and store information about the surroundings in their world.
Your child will learn basic cooking techniques and terminology used in the kitchen. It reinforces counting, measuring and weighing. It will develop their language as we speak about colours, flavours etc.
Children will be eager to taste what they have baked and will be proud to take home their own creations.
There’s something magic about baking, and its so rewarding to share the experience with children. Baking with your child is a great opportunity for special bonding time.