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Cooking is an art of creating fantastic dishes that can become a surprise for people you love. When you cook something, you try your best effort to show all your capabilities and even emotions. This is frequently revealed in the taste and look of your ready-made dishes. No wonder, many parents, who are fond of cooking, wish to encourage their children to get involved in this process. And you know what? They are absolutely right! This is because kids can learn much more than the science of choosing and combining products. There are specific skills they can learn through cooking. Let us focus on some of them in details.
The development of language skills depends a lot upon the age of a child. If your son or daughter is between 3 and 5 years old, cooking can help expand their language base through learning new words, expressions, and concepts. Well, they will be associated with cooking, but your child will hardly learn them somewhere else. When you cook something together, you discuss the process and just communicate with your kid. This is how he/she will find out the names of some ingredients, processes, cooking techniques etc. This knowledge plays important role in the process of enhancing the language skills of your kid.
If you have recently made up your mind to improve mathematics skills of your child, cooking will help you cope with the task in the shortest time possible. Regardless of the dish, you are going to cook, you will still have to operate such terms as “more”, “less”, “much” etc. This is not to mention such processes as counting and weighing the products, recognizing numbers, estimating the amount and the weight of ingredients you will have to choose etc. By the way, your child will also learn geometrical skills when cooking a particular dish. Each product comes with its unique shape, so it will be interesting for your son or daughter to learn these properties to further use them on practice. Finally, cooking is a nice hobby when it comes to learning the time. Any process is associated with a particular amount of time, so if a child helps you in the kitchen on a regular basis, learning the time will hardly be a problem.
Do you have any doubts about the fact that cooking is associated with science? If so, then think about the properties of products and liquids first. Thus, your son or daughter may watch and memorize the way liquid dough becomes a solid cake or a biscuit through the baking process as well as chocolate can melt during the heating procedure, for example. Furthermore, children may be interested in the way the fruit and vegetables grow and where the milk or eggs come from. This is how they broaden their horizon, so do not hesitate to answer their questions if they have them.
Now that you know how cooking can affect the development of your child, you will be more interested to encourage your son or daughter to join you in the kitchen. Hopefully, you will enjoy this thrilling cooking process together!