Paid Content | Kalena Bonell, Area Director at New Horizon Academy is here to talk about how cooking can be beneficial for families and children. At New Horizon Academy, we like to use Look and Cook Recipes to help children learn and grow.
Cooking boosts: language development, fine motor skills, math ability, introduces scientific concepts., increases focus and attention, teaches life skills, promotes healthy eating, and boosts self-confidence.
Talking and describing what you are doing can expose children to new vocabulary works. Mixing the ingredients, rolling the dough, and handling different kitchen tools are all great ways to enhance your child’s motor skills. When your child can successfully complete a recipe, create their own snack, or make a meal, they feel a sense of pride and confidence.
Although it requires time, patience, and extra clean-up, especially with younger children, the benefits of cooking are totally worth the extra effort. Cooking with your child creates lasting memories that both you and your child will treasure.