I am amazed at the recent synchronicity* I discovered at various early childhood sites this Friday. There was so much blogging about food and I wanted to share all the food ideas as they are too good to miss:
Mountaintop Family Day Care in the beautiful mountains of upstate New York, where key learning areas explored in cooking are explained: literacy, math, science, sensory, technology, fine motor and social skills e.g. "When we "read" recipe cards together, we are expanding our vocabulary and language, and begin to expand our knowledge of print and words"
Healthy Morning Tea checklist at TODAY AT PLAY shows resources for an easy way to ensure children are getting all the healthy food they require. There are great links to Health Department endorsed downloads and an example of the food they recently provided using this checklist.
food and fine motor at Irresistible ideas for play based learning where they explore the use of everyday, old fashioned, sensible ideas to develop fine motor skills in children.
what's cooking in the outdoor kitchen at let the children play which is a photographic record of cooks at experimenting, exploring and learning.
* coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated