Little Chefs Family Literacy Cooking Program (2012)

Little Chefs is a cooking program for family literacy groups. The program is designed to be offered over 15 sessions, each focusing on a particular book, with recipes, activities, and crafts related to that book.

For example, the session based on Eric Carle’s picture book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" includes a recipe for fruit salad; a selection of caterpillar-related songs and rhymes; and directions for making a felt board or story cards based on the book.

Another session is based on the book "I Can’t Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam," by Bernelda Wheeler. The book tells the story of a boy whose mother can’t make bannock, a kind of bread traditionally eaten by First Nations people, because a beaver has cut down a tree and knocked out a power line, cutting off the electricity for the family’s stove. That session includes a recipe for bannock, along with a selection of rhymes reflecting life in the North.

The authors point out that cooking is a great activity to share with children because it is simple to organize, and offers opportunities for them to develop a variety of skills, including reading, counting, and measuring.

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ISBN: 
978-1-896472-50-8
Added: 
2013-08-08
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NWT Literacy Council (2012). Little Chefs Family Literacy Cooking Program. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwtlc/little_chefs_fam_lit_cooking_program/little_chefs_fam_lit_cooking_program.pdf
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