In nursery we cook every week.
Lots of children enjoy this activity and we all enjoy eating what we make!
The activity covers a wide range of things on the nursery curriculum.
It involves turn taking and sharing, counting, weighing, comparing and following instructions. It develops listening skills, questioning skills and increases vocabulary.
Talking about all of the ingredients helps the children begin to gain some understanding of where things come from and the processes they go through.
Seeing the adult read the recipes and discuss what we will need to do gives meaning to reading, and an involvement in problem solving.