ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online childcare training provider aimed exclusively at the early childhood care and education workforce CUR129: Cooking in the classroom as a free trial course for new CCEI users from 1st to 31st October 2022.
Cooking with kids is an engaging activity that most children enjoy for its novelty and empowering properties. Cooking can encourage a sense of independence and control that is sometimes lacking in early learning environments. Cooking activities also teach skills across the developmental spectrum, including social, physical, and sensory skills, as well as fundamental skills in science, math, and early reading and writing. Introducing children to new foods and teaching them basic cooking skills is also an important step in promoting healthy eating habits.
Planning and helping kids prepare simple recipes is worth the effort because cooking is one of the few activities that allows kids to do the same things adults do, boosting their self-esteem and providing them with a fun sensory learning experience. Unfortunately, safety concerns, clutter, and unsavory outcomes often prevent educators from incorporating cooking activities into curriculum planning. The goal of this course is to explore the benefits of cooking with children and to provide several simple, no-heat recipes that can be implemented in most early childhood learning settings.
Cooking activities provide a wealth of learning and exploration opportunities in the early childhood setting. Cooking helps children develop their five senses and a sense of independence and self-confidence. Additionally, cooking activities can be used to address skills and concepts throughout the curriculum, including math, science, early literacy, cultural studies, and social skills.
“Cooking activities provide unlimited opportunities for hands-on exploration and experimentation, which is essential in any early childhood…