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March Family Literacy Tip

Literacy in the Kitchen

You and your family can practice literacy skills in the kitchen! 

Storytelling with old family recipes – If your family has recipes that have been passed down, turn cooking time into storytelling by sharing stories of growing up and making the dishes with other family members. Sharing oral stories helps build an interest in stories as well as storytelling skills.  

Counting, measuring, and reading – Recipes require lots of different literacy skills to make. Practice measuring, counting, and even reading ingredients with your family. Compare the ingredient list to the labels on containers. Count the number of cups you put into your recipe. Engaging your child in the cooking process will help them cultivate a multitude of literacy skills. 

Stop by the library or contact us for some recommendations on cookbooks you can borrow!