EDUCATION IN THE KITCHEN What Your Child Can Learn From Baking
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably racking your brain for the perfect recipe to bake for your loved one. There’s nothing wrong with store-bought chocolate, but there’s no topping the personal touch of some homemade baked goods. If you have kids, baking alongside them can be just as rewarding as enjoying the fruits of your labor. As an added bonus, baking is a hands-on opportunity where your child can learn all sorts of important concepts. Here is a short list of some of the educational lessons hiding in your kitchen. Math Baking is a numbers game. Just take a look at any recipe, and you’ll recognize the importance of math in building a beautiful cake. Having children measure out ingredients helps them learn about fractions and ratios. You can also test your kids by doubling or halving a recipe for multiplication and division practice. With older kids, practice unit conversions by asking, for example, how many pints are in half a gallon. Following Directions Not unlike computer science, baking requires a strict order of operations. The wet and dry ingredients often
need to be mixed separately and then folded together. It only takes one deviation from the instructions for a pastry to go from delicious to disgusting. Spending time in the kitchen, then, is a great way for kids to learn the importance of reading directions carefully and comprehending what they’ve just read. Cultural Understanding Cuisine is a fundamental part of every culture. Introducing your child to dishes from around the world will expand their horizons. Want your child to be a less picky eater? Involving them in the cooking process is the surest way to get them excited about trying new flavors and ingredients. Nutrition Now, you might not think that baking cookies will encourage greater nutritional awareness, but hear us out. Sugar is often buried within packaged foods. When you bake something at home, a child gets to see, firsthand, just how much sugar goes into certain sweets. Meanwhile, cooking savory dishes also allows them to learn what constitutes a balanced, healthy diet.
Steve Fulton Employee Highlight:
Want to work at a fantastic place with fantastic people? We are looking for qualified candidates to fill a few positions at our Pontiac and
Steve Fulton is a service technician at our Streator location with over 20 years of service at KSR Equipment! He resides in Wenona, and his hobbies are working on his house and gardening when it’s in season. Steve has been a mainstay at KSR Streator for all 20 years as a service technician. He has rescued many customers over the years
Streator locations! Pontiac Location: • Service Technician • Part-time Equipment Detailing Position If you’re interested in either position at our Pontiac location, please send your resume to PaulKelly@ ksrequipment.com.
with on-farm repairs, many times at odd hours of the day, and can service just about anything we’ve sold over the decades. He is a trusted source of information for our customers, as well as KSR employees, with the talent, knowledge, and experience to tackle the most complex problems. From diagnosing error codes on a 2017 S680 combine to splitting a 1968 4020, Steve can figure out a way to fix it. We are very lucky to have Steve as one of our own!
Streator Location: • Service Technician • Equipment Detailing Position If you’re interested in either position at our Streater location, please send your resume to ZackSauder@ksrequipment.com.
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