COOKING WITH CHILDREN

 

At KOQP we believe that giving children the opportunity to cook helps them to develop many life skills. From Babies through to Kinder we endeavour to cook weekly, as the children get older the recipes become more complex and each child is given more responsibility.


WHAT TO EXPECT


In the younger rooms the children enjoy taking turns and working together to create a dish, assisting with measuring, pouring and mixing ingredients. In the older age groups each child is given their own apron, bowl and spoon and measures their own ingredients.


WHAT THE CHILDREN ARE LEARNING

Reading a recipe

Basic Maths

Trial and error skills

Turn taking


The children either get to enjoy their creations during the day or sometimes get to take home their creations

at the end of the day to share.


It is always interesting to see the end product as while the children follow a recipe, they are also able to measure and taste their own ingredients which means each creation varies slightly. This program focuses strongly on the process rather than the end result