I love this article:
How cooking advances learning
It’s easier to cook when our children aren’t in the way. Bubbling pots and sharp knives, after all, are hardly child-friendly. But the kitchen shouldn’t be off-limits to kids.
Yes, dinner takes longer to make when Mason snips the cilantro to shreds and Sophie reads the recipe out loud. And you’ve got places to go — probably places to take your darling children, like T-ball practice or that great science program at the museum.
But how much, really, do our beloved children benefit from a steady schedule of, well, scheduled activities? We tend to forget that ordinary activites, such as cooking together, can be flexible, hands-on, purposeful experiences too.
As they snip, read, and converse with us, our kids are learning physical, mental, and social skills. Here’s how cooking can be educational for them…
Read what Laura writes about Mirror neurons, Meaning, Responsibility, Higher-level learning, Sensory learning, Active learning, Simplicity, Skill building, Purpose, Getting started here: http://www.culinate.com/search/q,vt=top,q=a+child%27s+place+is+in+the+kitchen/279413
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