There are many ways you can spend quality time with kids. One of my favorites is to bake with kids. The process of baking with kids of all ages can be fun, messy and a little patience trying but overall it’s a fun way to spend quality time together.
When you opt to make time to bake with kids, you’re saying yes to the many benefits that come when you enjoy this family activity together. If you’re wondering why you should start spending more time baking with kids, then continue reading to learn the most important benefits of doing this.
Benefits of Baking with Kids
Enhances Fine Motor Skills: When you opt to bake with your kids they can use their fine motor skills to pour and measure ingredients. Having your kid stir ingredients together is also using their fine motor skills. Baking is a fun way to help kids who may otherwise have difficulties with life motor skills to get a boost.
Improves Math Skills: You’re probably all too familiar with how much math is involved with baking. Measuring ingredients, using fractions, and measuring cups are all part of using math skills. Baking with your kids can give them a head start on excelling in mathematics.
Promotes Reading Skills: As your kids get older and can start reading ingredients, you’ll find that you’re promoting reading skills. Younger kids can look at the recipe photos and try to put together the correct ingredients and supplies for a recipe while older kids can read the recipe instructions to you as a means to help promote reading.
Introduces Science: Mixing ingredients together to form batter and baking to form a solid are all parts of science. Baking with kids is an excellent way to introduce science to kids in a fun way. Using activities that kids find fun to help educate your kids will go a long way in encouraging academic success.
These are just some of the many benefits of baking with kids. This is such a fun family activity that will help your kids learn and have fun at the same time. When you start opening the door to baking with kids regularly, you’ll find that your kids start finding a love of math, science, and reading all the while learning an important life skill, cooking food.
Are you ready to try some of these educational concepts in your kitchen? Try one of these easy recipes for kids!