Sunday, January 17, 2010

Making Pizza

Kayden loves cooking with me in the kitchen. And since he thinks it's fun I use those moments to work on language. Pizza is one of his favorite foods, so of course making pizza is one of his favorite things to do in the kitchen. He can tell me all the ingredients and the sequence of steps needed to make the pizza. It's a great activity for sequencing, story telling and vocabulary development.
I have him do everything from rolling out the dough, to spreading the pizza sauce, sprinkling on the cheese and arranging the veggies and other toppings. He loves watching it bake while it's in the oven with the light on and then always eats way more than normal because HE made it! He is so proud of himself when he tells people he made the pizza and he can tell them the steps to doing it. So not only does it work on his language development but it also builds his confidence and makes us a healthy homemade meal not out of a box or delivery!

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