Baking as Education: Quick Gingerbread Biscuit

“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.” Dan Pearce   Praise is an important aspect of interpersonal communication with young children, aimed to motivate achievement and expected behaviour. With regard to young children the praise from adults provides a basic knowledge, on which basis children will learn […]

Child’s Play: The Simplest Allergen-free Chocolate Traybake

“You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.” Barbara Bush     Researchers estimate that millions of people have some type of allergy. In most people, allergies first appear during infancy or childhood. Allergic disorders rank first among children’s chronic diseases. Any child may become allergic, but children from […]

A Child-friendly “Deposit” to Ease the Wait for the Christmas Cake: Snow-Covered Winter Berry Cupcakes

Children have true trouble with understanding the concept of time. For little ones eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, the days of December are measured as a countdown to the magic of Christmas morning. There are many ways to let the excitement build up, like reading a special holiday stories every night. Funny, sweet, beautiful, […]

The Simple Lessons of Life: Foraging and Preparing Savoury Oven Baked Doughnuts with Very Young Children

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”  Margaret Mead One can never give a more worthwhile gift to children then the combination of love, knowledge and courage. The mixture, of course, involves a wide variety of tasks and curriculum elements: nurture, care, interest, enthusiasm, inquiry, confidence, flexibility, honesty and so on. The […]