We have Ms. Violet Khoo from Genius R Us talking about how teaching your child to bake could help them learn many important aspects of life.
1. Basic arithmetic
Baking is a great to way to learn the practical application of some basic mathematical concepts. Kids learn to count, tell apart units of measurement, and fractions (e.g. pouring a quarter cup of flour).
2. Follow instructions and pick up vocabulary
Baking helps your child to understand the importance of following instructions. It also helps them realise why certain tasks need to be done in certain order. Baking helps kids improve their vocabulary by picking up words related to food, kitchen and baking.
3. Develops Creativity
It can’t just taste good, it also has to look good. Watch their imagination take flight as they decorate their freshly baked muffin or cookie.
4. Motor skills
Kids pick up practical skills such as learning to crack an egg confidently, knead the dough and to whisk batter.
5. Boosts Self-esteem
Being able to dish out food on the table fosters a sense of accomplishment. These contributions, however small, are monumental to boosting the self-esteem of your child.
6. Learn More Through Their 5 Senses
Baking offers your child the experiential platform to engage their sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Your child will feel an immense sense of achievement when they complete a product of their own, making something from scratch with their own hands. They also derive pleasure from baking as they observe, take instructions, and plan their agenda.
7. Group Learning
At Genius R Us, kids do not work individually, but work in a team of two. Such joint efforts not only allow for exchange of ideas, it also facilities social skills and foster cooperation in them.
With more than 100 recipes (and counting!) for cookies, cakes, muffins, and savoury treats to make and bake, coupled with easy-to-follow instructions, it’s no surprise that their recipes are a hit among kids as well as parents.
Apart from providing kids with a platform where their interest in baking can be discovered and honed, Genius R Us is a baking cove where kids build their confidence and learn skills beyond the perimeter of a classroom.
From the moment your little chef puts on the chef’s hats and colourful aprons, it is truly a melting pot of fun for parents and kids alike. Even if the last crumb of cookie has been consumed, the sweet aroma of still lingers on because it is the experience that really matters.
Genius R Us is conveniently located at City Square Mall on Kitchener Road. Bake a date with your child today at Genius R Us.
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