Reading recipes

Reading isn't just for books. There are lots of chances for children to read in day-to-day life.

Find a simple recipe and have a fun time baking together. It’s a good chance for your child to practice reading and following instructions.

Show the recipe to your child before you begin and read out the ingredients. Talk about what you need. You can also take the recipe to the shop and look for ingredients together. Say things like: ‘We need flour. Where do you think it is?’.

When you’re baking, help your child measure out ingredients. Let your child know what each ingredient is so they can learn the words.

Be careful with handling hot things.

Once your treats are ready, enjoy them together!

Good to know

By following a recipe, you are helping your child understand that there is a beginning, middle and end, just like in stories.

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