Miss L has been going to town with her cupcake maker. She has enjoyed having her own small kitchen appliances and the cupcake maker has been lots of fun.
She has made cupcakes several time. We have enjoyed them as a family and she has given them to others. She even designed a desert based off of the cupcakes that didn’t taste quite like she expected them to. (You know – when you forget to check if there is molasses in the cupboard and have to make a substitution that didn’t quite work? What do you do? You add ice cream!)
Her cupcake creations have benefited her in a number of ways –
- She has kept herself from boredom by creating in the kitchen.
- She has brought smiles to many people’s faces with her cupcakes.
- She has learned adjustments on the fly and how to modify recipes.
- She has learned independence in the kitchen (and to check for ingredients before starting).
- She has learned to clean up more thoroughly and to be more careful in her cooking.
- She has learned to read a recipe and how to measure ingredients.
These are just a few of the ways that learning to cook benefits her. Learning to cook, no matter what it is they are cooking, is a skill all children need to learn. And for her to tackle it in this way is great. She is thrilled to be able to bring treats to others. And it is all of her own doing.
What has been created in your kitchen lately?