Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cooking Up Science And Other Fun Things

Recently I have started teaching Gess how to cook.  One of the life skills she will need most as an adult is to know how to prepare her food correctly and safely.  Gess is now 11 and ready for much of the independence but she still lacks some of the motor skills.  While she can cut with a knife, she does not do it well and is really shy about it because she is afraid of cutting herself.  I must admit I fear that too.  So lately we have started some Home Economics and this last week Gess cooked us both breakfast and dinner.  She did great, with a little help from mom.

While cooking alone is considered educational, I thought it would be fun to bring some other subjects into the kitchen.  I found these books at the library to help.

We have not had the opportunity to use them yet but we have started looking through them.  Of course Gess is most interested in the first one.  Combining experiments and cooking would be fun in just about anyone's book.  However, she has chosen a couple of things she wants to try in the other books too. There were also many other cookbooks that had an educational slant to them, these are just the ones we chose to start with.

Cooking is always fun and tools like these make it is easy to find ways to do Schooling in the Kitchen. Be sure to visit the Schoolhouse Review 5 Days of Teaching Creatively Blog Hop to see what other moms are cooking up.

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