Fine Motor Skills, Co-ordination & Sensory Development - Letting your toddler mix, stir and sprinkle the sprinkles on the cakes, even putting the icing on and having a go at stamping out the cookies all helps to develop their fine motor skills and co-ordination without them even realising it!
Language & Literacy - Following a recipe whether it’s them reading it or just following instructions about what to put in next and learning that there is a certain order to making something.
Maths - This is a great practical way for your younger children to learn their numbers, increase confidence in counting and working out if they need more or less of an ingredient.
Science - How does it all come together? What happens when we put these ingredients together? Why do our cakes rise? Cooking is basically one yummy science experiment, what is not to like!
Life Skills - Life skills learning all of the above are so important to help your child develop and not only are they learning about science, language, literacy and developing their math skills. They are learning how to make food from raw ingredients.
Mental Health - Encouraging independence and helping your child with things they are unable to do is so important to their mental health, giving them the praise after making a cake or making a sandwich is so important, even if it goes wrong, it doesn’t matter give them the encouragement that they need to carry on, it will increase their confidence in so many ways.
All of our teachers have completed the Covid infection control course and we follow our detailed risk assessments. High standards of hygiene are in place throughout the clubs and we maintain the recommended social distancing. In schools we wear a face shield and work in the schools bubbles. Sharing of equipment is kept to household bubbles and school bubbles only, no sharing of equipment is allowed outside of these bubbles.
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