February is brimming with reasons for celebration: Valentine's Day, Black History Month, President's Day. But did you know that February is also Bake for Family Fun Month? The Home Baking Association made this month- long designation to encourage families to discover the economical and enjoyable traditions of baking. You may wish to explore the recipes and tips online at www.homebaking.org.
Now, get out the baking pans, tie on your apron and get to the library to check out one of these baking themed children's books:
"All in Just One Cookie" by Susan Goodman (ages 4 to 9)
As Grandma adds each ingredient to the bowl to make her chocolate chip cookies, kid-friendly explanations of how those ingredients get to the kitchen are presented.
"Boom Town" by Sonia Levitin (ages 5 to 9)
Bored by cabin life in her sparse settlement, Amanda figures out how to bake a gooseberry pie in the family's crude wood stove. Soon, prospectors are paying for her pies, and her business success spills over to the other folks in town.