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How Baking Can Help You Learn English!

Baking๐Ÿง can be so much fun. Of course, it is ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ messy, but it is also a great way to learn. There is so much to learn when you bake ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‚ or cook with your ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ family. Apart from the yummy ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‚food you create at the end, you can also improve your literacy, vocabulary, help you to learn ๐ŸŽ“ about how different food fuels ๐Ÿ”‹ your body and ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ baking can even help you learn๐Ÿ“š English too! That is pretty cool!

How Can Baking Help You To Learn English?

  1. You learn new words

When you are๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ baking, you are introduced to many new and ๐Ÿ’ฌ different words you might not hear ๐Ÿ‘‚ or use every day. Most of the words๐Ÿ’ฌ you will come across will usually be ingredients๐Ÿฅš ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿงˆ and the utensils๐Ÿฅ„ ๐Ÿด you need for baking and the correct terminology for the baking process. Terminology is the right โœ… type of words ๐Ÿ’ฌ used when discussing a specific action or process, such as ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐbaking.

You can learn words such as;

  • Flour

  • Chocolate chips ๐Ÿซ(who doesn't like chocolate!)

  • Baking powder

  • Pre-heating

  • Knead

  • Dough๐Ÿž

  • Mixture

  • Temperature๐ŸŒก

When you read๐Ÿ“– a recipe and then follow the instructions when baking ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‚, you automatically learn๐ŸŽ“ something new. And you learn how and ๐Ÿคท why you need to follow ๐Ÿ”ข the steps to gain the desired results!

Learning๐ŸŽ“ the "why" ๐Ÿคท can help you apply this to the different tenses and verbs in the English language, which will help you become more confident ๐Ÿ’ช in speaking ๐Ÿ‘„ as you get to practise pronunciation, which is the right ๐Ÿ‘ way to say words.

2. You can associate words with physical items and feelings!

Do you like๐Ÿ‘ to have fun instead of๐ŸŽ“ learning? Even adults like๐Ÿ‘ to have fun ๐Ÿฅณ instead of ๐ŸŽ“learning. For example, baking can be really๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ fun - especially licking ๐Ÿ‘…the bowl before you ๐Ÿงผwash it!

  • When your parents๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง show you to mix the ingredients, you learn how to put the recipe into practice.

  • Being asked to find ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ”Ž the ingredient helps you practice your spelling and read ๐Ÿ“– to find the rightโœ… ingredient.

  • Dividing your mixture up to make the cookies๐Ÿช or cakes๐Ÿฐ helps you count 1๏ธโƒฃ 2๏ธโƒฃ 3๏ธโƒฃ 4๏ธโƒฃ 5๏ธโƒฃ 6๏ธโƒฃ 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 words๐Ÿ’ฌ

  • Spell new words๐Ÿ‘„

  • Follow directionsโžก๏ธ โฌ…๏ธ โฌ†๏ธ โฌ‡๏ธ

  • Count1๏ธโƒฃ 2๏ธโƒฃ 3๏ธโƒฃ 4๏ธโƒฃ 5๏ธโƒฃ 6๏ธโƒฃ

  • Gain confidence๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ช

  • Eat tasty food๐Ÿฅž ๐Ÿง‡ ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‚

Even the clean๐Ÿงผ up afterwards can help you to learn. However, ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿšฟcleaning up is definitely not one of the more fun parts of ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‚baking, don't you agree!

3. Increased Confidence

How do you feel ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜• when you are praised for doing something well? Do you feel good? Close your eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ and remember that๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜• feeling. Then when you learn something ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘“๐ŸŽ“ new that you struggled with, you can experience it all over again. Baking ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‚ is a really good way ๐Ÿ‘ to spend time with your ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ parents, if they are behaving, and help you become more in ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ™† control of what you can do and how well you can put into practice ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™Œ something you learn.

You can then feel better๐Ÿ‘ about all of the new and wonderful ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™Œthings you are learning at ๐ŸŽ’ school. It doesn't matter how long ๐Ÿ“ it takes you to learn, just that you have the confidence๐Ÿ’ช you can never stop learning.

So, who is ready to bake?

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