Kids & Parents

Summer Recipes and Reading with Kids

With our Summer Reading Club coming to an end, keep your kids reading by showing stories can come to life with a little imagination. How? Start by cooking!

Photo of girl stirring with a whisk

Image: “A whisk is better than a sifter” by Tim Pierce used under [CC b

Cooking is a multidimensional activity that deceptively allows kids to work on reading, math, science, and exercise virtues such as patience and kindness.

As a parent I enjoy this hands on rich learning experience which rewards deliciously. Mix it up to continue reading any day by pairing up a story and a recipe; some suggestions to start with are below.

After your visit to the library to check out these recommendations, walk a few steps outside to enjoy the Des Plaines Farmer’s Market, Fridays, 3 - 7 pm until October 16th for fresh produce and more. 

Recipe and reading recommendations?

Please share with our library community and Bon Appetit!

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

Read This: If You Give a Pig a Pancake

by Laura Numeroff

Cook That: Pancakes! Try 50 Amazing Pancake Recipes

Pete’s a Pizza  by William Steig

Read This: Pete’s a Pizza

by William Steig

Cook That: Homemade Pizza! 

Try 10 Easy Kid Friendly RecipesScholastic includes a recipe and math skills activity.

Zinio Digial Magazine Collection: Food & Cooking

Zinio Digital MagazineCollection: Food & Cooking 

Family Fun Magazine

Family Fun Magazine includes recipes in every issue

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