Best Books for Baking with Children
Baking is a wonderful way to spend time with children! It provides the opportunity to slow down and really connect as a family. Academically, baking helps children with math skills such as measuring ingredients, using fractions, and the importance of temperature. Baking also gives children the chance to practice their reading and comprehension skills by reading recipes out loud. There’s a definite creative element to baking as children will enjoy the chance to decorate cupcakes, cookies, and cakes. Baking encourages children to be independent and feel pride in what they’ve created.
These books are available from the Library and will help you get started:
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book by Tiffany Dahle
Cool Fun Cupcakes by Alex Kuskowski
No-Bake Cookies by Camilla Saulsbury
Cool Cookies & Bars by Pamela Price
Cool Cakes & Cupcakes by Pamela Price
Super Simple Desserts by Nancy Tuminelly
My Little Pony Baking Book by Christi Farr Johnstone
The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs from America’s Test Kitchen
Kid Chef Bakes by Lisa Huff
Baking by Laura Tilli
Baking from American Girl
Cupcakes from American Girl
Nikki is a Youth Services Librarian at the Canfield branch of the Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She enjoys toddler story times because toddlers are full of energy and unpredictable. Nikki enjoys reading fairytale retellings, historical fiction, and mysteries. She has an obsession with iced tea and the British Royal Family.