My daughter is very proud to share with you an apple crumble recipe that she made all by herself. It’s a lovely recipe for autumn and gives children a chance to try out some hands-on math and practical skills. Here’s how she made hers:
The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.
Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.
The benefits of playing with play dough
These crispy nest cakes are a classic, no-cook cake. They’re perfect for Easter and perfect for little children to make.
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This easy cookie recipe for children is a really fun way to introduce the alphabet to preschoolers. Joining us today is Jodie from Growing Book by Book showing us how to bake a yummy alphabet as part of our ABCs and 123s series for letter and math activities.
ABC Cookies fun alphabet activity for preschoolers
These firework crafts and cookies are great whether you’re celebrating 4th July, Diwali, New Year or Bonfire Night on 5th November. All the ideas are child-friendly – no noisy bangs, but some yummy edible fireworks and gorgeous craft ideas.
Firework crafts and cookies [Read more…]
I love having a stash of simple recipes for kids on hand for when the children want to do some baking. This choc chip flapjack recipe is a really great one for kids to try. It’s quick and easy to make, uses ingredients you probably have to hand (or at least available the local store) and it lets children practise lots of practical kitchen and maths skills. Oh, and did I mention it’s yummy?