1st May 2012
Babies cooking up a tasty treat.
After reading the story of the gingerbread man, babies decided they would make their own gingerbread creations.
Cooking with Me involves groups of children working together to create recipes, and encourages them to explore other activities, such as painting, dressing up and role play, based on their cooking themes.
The scheme encourages children to cook from an early age, developing key skills outlined in the EYFS framework. Cooking is understood to develop skills such as time, measuring, counting and weighing, as well as introduce them to science by helping them to investigate, predict, experiment and observe. Cooking will require children to be introduced to new words for foods and encourage opinion, helping to reinforce their language development.
Babies helped out with the stirring, measuring, and even got dressed up in the outfits. But most of all they enjoyed the eating.