This term we have been doing lots of cooking. With that in mind let’s cook together. You can make something simple like toast or a sandwich. Alternately, you can make something that uses more ingredients like a cake.
Ask or tell your child what you are going to make together. Have some thinking time to discuss what ingredients/equipment will you need? You can make a list of both together. It can be pictorial or using words. You can scribe for your child.
Talk through the method with your child E.g. Toast;
First, get two slices of bread.
Next, we will need to put the toast in the toaster making sure it is plugged in and turned on. Don’t assume your child will know to do this.
Then, when the toast has popped use a knife to spread the butter and jam/chocolate spread etc.
Last, it’s time to eat…yum, yum
Can your children remember the sequence of events? If able, your child can record the sequence. Again, this can be pictorial or using words. You can also scribe for your child.
If your child is using sign assisted language get them to sign as much as possible. Also encourage your child to name ingredients/equipment. Model action words wherever you can. E.g. mix, stir, pour, spread, etc.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Happy cooking together!