Where the love of baking and cooking (and of course eating) is combined with the joy and love of reading.
Back to Basics Literacy was established with the goal of bringing children and their families back to the basics of life, such as reading aloud to their children, eschewing screens for the very young, embracing pretend play and promoting toys that build imagination and creativity. What better way to get back to basics than in the kitchen working with your hands to create something yummy? So along that line, this is the first in a series of blogs regarding cooking/baking combined with reading to help you see your kitchen in a whole new way.
Great recipes + great stories = great memories.
Spending time in the kitchen affords you and your loved ones the opportunity to build real life skills while bonding with your children and creating lasting family memories.
Cooking with your child is such a fun, engaging, and terribly tasty pastime and a positive on so many fronts that it should be a part of every childhood. A story can be used along with cooking to either introduce a food or activity or it can be read when you are done to reinforce what you have just completed. So keep visiting our site for recipes, ideas and story books that enhance the experience that will keep you and your children engaged in the kitchen while building lasting memories.
If you're looking for some titles to get you into the cooking/baking mood then please take a look at our list of Baking, Cooking, Gardening & Food Related Books!
Some of my daughter's personal favorites include:
Be on the look out for our next Bookworm Bakers post and in the mean time share stories and encourage your child to help out in the kitchen as much as they can!
Happy reading and cooking!
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We are mom Sandra and daughters Amanda and Kate, all with backgrounds in literacy and education, who want to share our philosophy of taking the basics of life; books, simple toys that encourage play, imagination and creativity, and using cooking and baking to teach math and real life skills to raise happy, inquisitive children. Join us in exploring the old and the new and sifting through the myriad of research to consider what is best for our children.