Making food and cooking is a great activity to do with children; it aids physical development by getting them to do mixing, rolling and the cutting of ingredients themselves. It also helps with new language, counting and vocabulary skills, getting them to listen to the instructions, repeat and carry out the task.
Cooking and eating times help with children’s health and self care by promoting their hand washing and hygiene practices. It’s also a great opportunity to talk to your child about understanding of the world. About how different countries celebrate different events in different ways and about how we all have different traditions and eat different food.