GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012 - (Page 28)

Cooking up fun 1 kitchen + 1 grand + 1 grandchild (or more!) = a delicious recipe for learning photo: © Noam Armonn W By reMy aGee Share this article with your friends. 28 GRAND arm weather, longer daylight hours, end of the school year, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day— these are all ingredients for cooking up some great fun with your grandkids. I mean, literally, cooking! When children cook, they’re developing • pre-math and math skills: measuring and counting • pre-reading and reading skills: letters and words have meaning • gross and small motor skills: pouring, stirring, mixing, forming shapes. Children also learn new vocabulary words; increase language and communication skills; and follow directions while making the recipe. Throw in a bit of science— combining different items, heating at high temperature, changing the form—and you have the makings of fun school-readiness activities for you and your grandkids. Choose recipes that are easy and kid friendly. Some of our favorites are (1) homemade pizza, (2) buttermilk biscuits and (3) buttermilk shortcake. How about “dirt cake”? Crushed chocolate cookies resemble dirt; gummy worms add just the right “yuck” factor May June 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012
Summer Camp Safety
Grand Central
So Sexy So Soon (book excerpt)
The Dalí Museum
Brain Food
Healthy Detoxification
Why You Need Elder Law
Arthur & Carol Kornhaber
Cooking Up Fun
Terrific Toys from Toy Fair
Are You Searching for Support?
Teens & Junk Food
Looking for Love
San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2012