• Cooking promotes literacy and numeracy as children make sense of symbols representing information.
  • Using tools and equipment develops mastery skills. Concentration develops as instructions are followed.
  • Cooking involves all five senses. Children learn about the relevance of maths in real life such as measurement and quantity. Children learn that cooking is a process and requires a systematic approach.
  • Cooking encourages children to try new foods they prepare.

At our Play Group in Te Awamutu, we made pikelets for morning tea. Children love to help in the kitchen. Stirring the mixture, and licking the spoon at the end, are all part of the attraction.