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BENEFITS OF ENGAGING CHILDREN IN COOKING CLASSES

Cooking classes in early childhood education provide young children with a unique and hands-on learning experience. These classes teach children valuable cooking skills and incorporate lessons in math, science, and language arts. Children can learn about measurement, nutrition, and following step-by-step instructions through cooking. Additionally, cooking activities can help develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity.

Introducing cooking classes in Preschool can also nurture a sense of independence and self-confidence in young learners. By involving them in the preparation of their own food, children experience a sense of achievement and pride, which can significantly influence their overall development.

Moreover, cooking classes provide a platform for children to explore various foods and flavors, encouraging a diverse and healthy approach to eating. Exposing children to a range of ingredients at an early age can broaden their taste buds and cultivate healthy eating habits that can persist throughout their lives.

Overall, cooking classes in early childhood education contribute to children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development, preparing them for lifelong learning and wellness.

Natalia Corral

Preschool Teacher

SEK Los Valles International School

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