Measuring ingredients for cooking. BLENNZ: Ideas for families.


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Measuring ingredients for cooking. BLENNZ:Ideas for families.
When you're encouraging your child to measure liquids independently for cooking, a scooping
action is often easier than pouring. You can bend the handle of a metal measuring
cup to make a ladle. Holding onto the bowl with the other hand
keeps the bowl steady and gives the child a point of reference.
It may be easier to keep the ladle level if it is being held nearer the scoop.
Working out where the second container is can take a little bit of time.
It's tempting to help but just wait if you can.
Encourage the child to listen for spilling and allow time for repetition and practice.
Here's some ideas for using a spoon to measure liquids.
Measuring spoons of liquid is difficult for a child with vision impairment.
As you can imagine, trying to pour the exact amount.
Here's another trick to try. I'm pouring a small amount
of milk into a bowl. I'm going to change the spoon into a ladle.
Take the spoon to the bottom of the bowl and lift it up carefully.
And transfer it across to the cooking bowl. This can be done with teaspoon as well for
small amounts of liquid such as oils, vinegar or vanilla essence.
Using a measuring cup for measuring dry ingredients. With dry ingredients, it is very difficult
for a child with vision impairment or is blind to tip into a measuring cup.
An easier way is to have the ingredients in a wide necked container
so that the measuring cup can be put into the container.
Check that it's level and transfer it into the bowl.
Many thanks to all students and families and BLENNZ and RNZFB staff for sharing your knowledge
and experience. For more information contact BLENNZ at www.blennz.school.nz.