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5 Benefits of Baking with Your Kids

It’s never too early to begin baking with your kids!┬áNot only do kids of all ages have interest in what goes on in the kitchen, there are a lot benefits gained from getting involved. Here’s just a few of the top benefits that baking with your children brings:

 

Broaden their palates

Baking together is a low-pressure way to introduce your kids to new and different foods. This can help them mfeel more comfortable trying new foods!

Develop their math, science, reading & communication skills

What better way than baking a pie is there for your kid to have first hand experience in some school subjects?! When baking, you have to read instructions, communicate with others in the kitchen, measure out ingredients and see how those different ingredients react with one another.

Appreciate real ingredients

By being exposed to the different textures, sounds and sights of fresh, clean ingredients while baking (or cooking), they’ll remember the experience and hopefully be more likely to choose nutritious and delicious foods later in life.

Time to bond

It’s easy to get wrapped up in conversation about homework or after-school activities, or stuck on the phone or watching TV. But baking provides some one-on-one time for you and your child to connect without any distractions!

 

It’s fun!

Last but not least, baking is super fun! You create great memories of pure happiness and magic, and you get to reward your work at the end with delicious sweets. So, what are you waiting for?

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