Some of my fondest childhood memories definitely include baking with my grandmother. She was always so patient with me, which I believe made me more interested in learning and everything tasted so good. She was teaching me math and science skills long before I started school. Though most importantly she created a warm and nurturing environment that years later still warms my heart while passing along culture. When you involve children in an activity that they usually see adults perform it also boosts their confidence. There are so many factors that contribute to our cultures. Culture is passed from generations through language, story telling, and traditions. All things that are important to me while raising J & A. This week we made my favorite Pumpkin Bread (Muffins in this case). This recipe isn’t from my grandmother’s kitchen but I think it will stay in mine for years to come because it is absolutely delicious!!!
Continuing on with our shapes theme. A & J were given a set of plastic shapes to play with. They weren’t given any specific guidelines at first. If there’s one thing that I have learned with children is to let them explore something new on their own. Once they’ve been given the chance to explore they will typically pay more attention for instructions.