Unassuming and ordinary, the kitchen might seem like an unlikely classroom. However, the kitchen acts as a hub of the American household, where family members mingle and munch together. Bringing your child into the kitchen not only teaches him or her necessary life lessons, such as how to boil water for pasta, or using flour keep dough from sticking, but also applies math and science concepts to real-life scenarios. Gathering and measuring ingredients are exercises in critical thinking, problem solving, and basic addition, subtraction, and fractions. Learning the cause and effect of different ingredients, like what happens when yeast is added into a bread recipe or why baking soda is essential to cookie baking, makes time in the kitchen an edible science experiment. There’s so much to learn in the kitchen, and the results are delicious! Here are ten great recipes to try with your kids!
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