Friday, June 23, 2017

Unschooling with Baking

Baking Kids Love bu Cindy Mushet

Before vacation, I picked up the book Baking Kids Love by Cindy Mushat at a Scholastic Warehouse sale. Elisabeth has expressed an interest in baking for some time and I thought this recipe book might be a good one for her (and me). I have tried to let her help me bake in the past, but when it is my project that I plan to serve to others I have a hard time giving up control. Getting this book does seem to have solved that issue and I was able to be much more hands off and let her just do it. Elisabeth picked out a recipe from the book and helped purchase the necessary ingredients. I was pleased to see her follow the recipe and get to the end product with only minor help and supervision from me.  
Baking, after all, is a great unschooling activity. I'm glad I found a way step back and encourage interest. 

She:
  • read the recipe
  • learned that 1/2 cup plus 1/2 cup equals 1 cup 
  • learned what 1 1/4 cup means
  • learned how to use a mixer including how to insert and remove the beaters
  • learned to distinguish tablespoon (tbsp) from teaspoon (tsp)


Milk Chocolate and Toffee Bars
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