Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Cooking is Magic

Watch Rep. Vincent Dixie Read Aloud to Us

This week, we’re excited to be joined by Rep. Vincent Dixie as he reads “The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver” by Gene Barretta. This book is an inspirational story about the life and childhood of George Washington Carver and the secret garden he cultivated and grew on his own.

We’re also learning about how cooking is magic so keep reading to learn how to include cooking into your summer plans with kids of all ages.

Follow the link below and watch Representative Vincent Dixie read us this compelling story and share about Tristar Reads. 

Posted by Rep. Vincent Dixie on Monday, 27 April 2020

Cooking is Magic

With more time at home because of the global pandemic, kids have more time to learn new skills such as cooking. Time is often a barrier in teaching children how to cook, so we want to encourage you to use this time to not just eat together, but cook together too!

The University of Washington has provided great resources and tips for parents and families who would like to engage with their children in the kitchen. Check out a few practical tips below on basic skills to try with different age groups:

Below are a few creative techniques to teach kids as you cook together that don’t require recipes:

Find more recipes, techniques, ideas, and skills to teach your students in the kitchen here


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*TSR Winner’s Circle*

Last week, we asked about your child’s favorite activity to engage in this summer. Check out a few creative ways Tennessee kids are staying active!

*NOTE: If you have won a challenge this summer, you will not be eligible to win again; however you can still submit answers for us to promote on our weekly newsletter.

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