Baking🧁 can be so much fun. Of course, it is 👨🏾🍳👨🏾🍳 messy, but it is also a great way to learn. There is so much to learn when you bake 🥧 🧁 🍰 🎂 or cook with your 👨👩👦👦 family. Apart from the yummy 🍦 🥧 🧁 🍰 🎂food you create at the end, you can also improve your literacy, vocabulary, help you to learn 🎓 about how different food fuels 🔋 your body and 🧁 🍰 baking can even help you learn📚 English too! That is pretty cool!
How Can Baking Help You To Learn English?
You learn new words
When you are🧁 🍰 baking, you are introduced to many new and 💬 different words you might not hear 👂 or use every day. Most of the words💬 you will come across will usually be ingredients🥚 🍳 🧈 and the utensils🥄 🍴 you need for baking and the correct terminology for the baking process. Terminology is the right ✅ type of words 💬 used when discussing a specific action or process, such as 🥧 🧁 🍰baking.
You can learn words such as;
Chocolate chips 🍫(who doesn't like chocolate!)
When you read📖 a recipe and then follow the instructions when baking 🥧 🧁 🍰 🎂, you automatically learn🎓 something new. And you learn how and 🤷 why you need to follow 🔢 the steps to gain the desired results!
Learning🎓 the "why" 🤷 can help you apply this to the different tenses and verbs in the English language, which will help you become more confident 💪 in speaking 👄 as you get to practise pronunciation, which is the right 👍 way to say words.
2. You can associate words with physical items and feelings!
Do you like👍 to have fun instead of🎓 learning? Even adults like👍 to have fun 🥳 instead of 🎓learning. For example, baking can be really🧁 🍰 fun - especially licking 👅the bowl before you 🧼wash it!
When your parents👨👩👧👧 show you to mix the ingredients, you learn how to put the recipe into practice.
Being asked to find 🔍 🔎 the ingredient helps you practice your spelling and read 📖 to find the right✅ ingredient.
Dividing your mixture up to make the cookies🍪 or cakes🍰 helps you count 1️⃣ 2️⃣ 3️⃣ 4️⃣ 5️⃣ 6️⃣ to make sure you have enough mixture to make the right amount of cakes.
Learning isn't always boring, and baking can help you too;
Learn new words💬
Spell new words👄
Follow directions➡️ ⬅️ ⬆️ ⬇️
Count1️⃣ 2️⃣ 3️⃣ 4️⃣ 5️⃣ 6️⃣
Gain confidence💪 💪 💪
Eat tasty food🥞 🧇 🥧 🧁 🍰 🎂
Even the clean🧼 up afterwards can help you to learn. However, 🧼🚿cleaning up is definitely not one of the more fun parts of 🧁 🍰 🎂baking, don't you agree!
3. Increased Confidence
How do you feel 😀 😟 😕 when you are praised for doing something well? Do you feel good? Close your eyes 👀 and remember that😀 😟 😕 feeling. Then when you learn something 🧑🏫👓🎓 new that you struggled with, you can experience it all over again. Baking 🧁 🍰 🎂 is a really good way 👍 to spend time with your 👨👩👦 parents, if they are behaving, and help you become more in 🙆♀️ 🙆 control of what you can do and how well you can put into practice 👏 🙌 something you learn.
You can then feel better👍 about all of the new and wonderful 👏 🙌things you are learning at 🎒 school. It doesn't matter how long 📏 it takes you to learn, just that you have the confidence💪 you can never stop learning.
So, who is ready to bake?
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