Making bread at home is a great activity for all ages. In this video, we show you exactly how to make and bake a delicious loaf of bread to share with your family, using just four ingredients.
You may be surprised at just how easy it is to make, yet children can learn so much from this enjoyable activity.
For babies, making bread promotes sensory awareness. Babies will observe the difference in textures, smells and taste, when they get to eat the finished loaf of bread.
For toddlers, they will be putting two words together to describe what they are creating – ‘flour’ ‘bowl’. They will also be using whole arm movements, as they mix and knead their loaf, getting it ready for the oven.
Through making bread, pre-school children will start to understand concepts of weight and measurement, and begin to predict what will happen at each stage of the bread-making process.