ERIC Number: ED489848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The Cooking Book: Fostering Young Children's Learning and Delight
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Here is a book that invites teachers to the table--even those of us who don't see ourselves as cooks--to create tasty, wholesome projects with children. Young children certainly love to cook, and cooking experiences give them a chance to see a task through to completion and take pride in a product. As they prepare food, children learn social competence; science, math, and literacy skills; and the joy of creativity. Author Laura Colker has decades of experience cooking with children and teaching early childhood educators to do so. In this book, she shares that experience and scores of kid-tested recipes. This book begins with a preface and is divided into two parts. The first part, Food for Thought, presents five chapters: (1) Getting Started; (2) Setting Up to Cook; (3) Putting Safety and Health First; (4) What's Cooking with Families?; and (5) Learning to Cook = Cooking to Learn. Part Two, Let's Get Cookin', includes: (1) Introduction: Using Recipes with Young Children; (2) Recipes-for-One; (3) Small Group Recipes; (4) Art and Science Recipes; and (5) Recipe Index. Appended are: (1) Recommended Daily Food Choices for Young Children; and (2) Five Weeks of Nutritious Morning and Afternoon Snacks. Lists of references; children's literature resources; and cookbooks related to children's stories are also included.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Literacy, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Creative Teaching, Cooking Instruction, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.