Renowned American chef Julia Child once said, “I’m very happy… if I can influence anyone to keep in the kitchen and make it a real family room and part of your life.”
Whether you’re preparing a Thanksgiving feast or a simple family dinner, baking a birthday cake or sharing an afternoon snack, the kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s the place to go for stirring, simmering, whipping and whirring, but it can also become an in-house classroom and a great space for learning.
From tiny teaspoons to massive measuring cups, our kitchens are full of tools that can help take abstract mathematical concepts from the chalkboard to the dinner table. When it comes to measurement, estimation, proportions or even simple addition, cooking together is a hands-on way to feed your child’s hunger for knowledge while helping them develop an appreciation for math as both fun and useful.
Even more important, time spent in the kitchen offers you and your budding assistant chef time to connect with each other and create batches of sweet memories.