Batter Up!

Church, Ellen Booth
November 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p96
The article presents some tips of enjoyment and fun that a parent can share with their children and make their day happy. The joy of cooking with children is in the batter. From the measuring and stirring to the baking and decorating, batter based recipes are rich in learning opportunities for the child. Parents can hold the bowl steady, and invite the child to hold the mixer with both of his hands. Parents can make one swipe through the batter to show the child how to marbleize. By first making comparisons, parents are helping the child use science skills, and the batter becomes a science experiment, too. INSET: BETTER BATTER LEARNING.


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