Wooden Mixing Spoon
A real, quality tool for budding bakers.
The Wooden Mixing Spoon measures approximately 20cm.
Four colour options are available for the handle; Red, Green, Yellow, Pink.
The spoon itself is a natural, unfinished wood.
The act of mixing offers one of the 'gross motor' experiences of cooking or baking. Many of the other steps of baking - such as using measuring spoons - focus more on fine motor movement but the use of a mixing spoon helps to ensure that whole body movement is incorporated in the process.
As a child uses a mixing spoon to try to combine ingredients he or she:
- Uses core strength to stabilise the body.
- Develops coordination and control in the arms and upper body through the smooth, cyclical motions of the stirring.
- Practices self-control and focus by trying to develop and maintain a smooth, successful stirring motion.
- Discovers the 'self-correcting mechanism' that the mixture will spill from the bowl if the mixing motion is too fast or uncontrolled.