The kitchen is one of the most educational rooms in the house. From science to math, all sorts of fun learning experiments can take place using simple ingredients and gadgets. But the learning isn’t limited to just these two subjects. In fact, la cocina can play a powerful role in teaching your child about his or her heritage, and you can use cooking to reinforce writing skills.
Elementary-aged kids can develop letter recognition and writing skills while spending time in the kitchen. So we’ve compiled a great list of kitchen-based activities to get you started.
ALPHABET SOUP The phrase,“playing with your food” takes on new meaning! Beginning readers and spellers are especially fascinated by edible letters and words. So alphabet soups are great for teaching letter recognition, and are also a fun way to motivate reluctant spellers. Use games to encourage learning. For example, to teach letter recognition, you might ask your child to: