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Recipes / Early Childhood COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL More than 50 heat-free recipes packed with flavor and opportunities for learning Cooking can be a delicious learning experience for children. As children read recipes, measure ingredients, and taste each dish, they build math and literacy skills, practice science process skills, and explore different food groups. Cooking Is Cool makes all of this hands-on learning possible without stepping foot in a kitchen. These classroom-friendly recipes are all heat-free, meaning they can be made without an oven, stove, microwave, or hot plate. With your guidance, budding chefs can follow the easy instructions to transform fresh, simple ingredients into tasty snacks, beverages, entrees, and treats. Marianne E. Dambra has more than twenty- five years of experience in early childhood education This book includes ·· More than fifty heat-free recipes that are fun to make and taste great ·· An explanation of the learning that occurs when children cook ·· Tips to create your own classroom cooking center ·· Nutrition information, extension ideas, and interesting food facts and is president of the Early Childhood Education Network of Rochester, Inc. Marianne holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies and is pursuing a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum. She has “Cooking Is Cool is perfectly suited to young cooks in classrooms, child care settings, and homes. Marianne Dambra has perfected heat-free cooking for kids and has made the learning experiences as important as the yummy results!” been presenting on heat-free cooking with children since 1994. Visit her website at —MaryAnn F. Kohl, education consultant and author of Great American Artists for Kids and Art with Anything ISBN 978-1-60554-158-7 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $19.95