During cooking experiences, children have a rare treat of doing what grown-ups get to do. It gives them a glimpse into the adult world as cooking can require the use of tools that are not always suited for young children. Children learn how food is prepared and how eating the right foods contribute to good health.
Cooking provides hands-on experiences with abstract concepts that can be difficult for children. Cooking provides opportunities to organize ingredients, follow recipe sequence and follow multi-step directions while learning numerous math, science, social studies and technology concepts.