Baking is great in so many ways. It's a project to do together. Your house smells fabulous (as long as you don't burn anything). It's educational because your child gets to practice following directions, counting, and measuring. AND there's a wonderful reward at the end! Josiah was my baking assistant when we made oatmeal raisin cookies. He put on his Home Depot work apron in order to keep his school clothes nice. So thoughtful ... and funny!