Bread Unit of Study Highlights

Measuring and mixing …..
The smell of yeast in the air …..
Melting butter on bread fresh from the oven ……
Nothing better the smell and taste of fresh baked bread!

Children today may not have experienced the yummy smell of yeast bread baking in the oven. But for many of us, it brings a nostalgic memory of moms or grandmas baking bread. Why a Unit on Bread? From Wikipedia
“Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history it has been popular around the world and is one of the oldest artificial foods, having been of importance since the dawn of agriculture.”
Bread is found throughout the world and is one of the many things that can show a connection between cultures and countries.

Not only is bread good for eating, children can also learn many skills through the study of bread including:
• Using fine motor skills to create letters out of dough
• Practicing counting and naming numbers
• Imitating life with the Bread Baking Dramatic Play box
• Creating yummy bread art

Bread is a staple in all cultures – just in different forms. Fun to try the many different types!