Food: Activities for 3-5 Year Olds contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and a deeper understanding of the world and are linked to the Early Learning Goals of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, revised by the Department of Education for September 2012. Children are naturally interested in food and it is an ideal topic around which to build worthwhile learning experiences. Talking about, handling, preparing and eating food have an instant appeal for young children and offer a variety of learning experiences. The practical activities in Food include: taking orders in an imaginary cafe; learning about the importance of food hygiene; using kitchen tools safely; being adventurous and trying different foods; learning about healthy eating; making breakfast for their teddy bear; making pizza; and investigating jelly. All the books in the Activities for 3-5 Year Olds Series contain tried-and-tested activities, linked to the Early Learning Goals of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, revised by the Department of Education for September 2012. They are an invaluable resource of fun, easy-to-use ideas for all early years settings, from preschools and nurseries to reception classes and day nurseries.