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The fantastic cooking time with kids.

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

I baked a simple apple cake with my 4-year-old daughter who has just started to read Hiragana(Japanese letters ) and count numbers.

Putting numbers to the description memos written in Hiragana. Matching numbers written on the magnet sheets with numbers on memos. Placing them in order from 1 to 5 and just do it!

My daughter is left-handed, except for scissors and chopsticks. She sometimes changes from left to right hand when she gets tired to draw pictures. I have indeed noticed that when she gets tired writing with her right hand, she may switch to her left hand, as well as when she organises her lists (to put them in order from right to left side).

Now my daughter can read Hiragana, and count numbers up to 50, sometimes going back and forth. She cuts apples at her own Inspire kitchen every morning. I combined those three learning steps, reading, counting and cutting apples, into her cooking work

Generating children's interest provides fantastic and unique learning opportunities. Children can associate missing parts of elements to a comprehensive answer while experiencing together with adults. It is such a pleasure to see children's big smiles when these missing elements connect in their brains.

The apple crumble with chunky apples was perfectly baked this time. A reflexion from my daughter: "two whole apples are too much I guess"

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