Not only do the children enjoy the experience of baking and cooking different recipes, they are developing an array of skills. They learn math and science through one-to-one correspondence, measuring, mixing, fractions, observing and predicting. Children hone their fine motor skills through pouring, stirring, kneading, rolling, and decorating. Literacy skills are built from learning new vocabulary as well as sequencing, left to right progression, word and letter identification, and recognizing the relationship between symbols and words. Baking is a great way for children to learn to work together, follow directions, and build esteem. Baking in the kitchen is just one of the many benefits that the natural setting of home child care provides.