In this article, we present five points to consider when looking to improve communication skills as an important life skill.

Welcome to our kitchen to classroom series where we will look at five topics in which the kitchen inspires education. This article will focus on the importance of communication skills both inside and outside the classroom.

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The five points are:

  • Audience
  • Word Choice
  • Intonation
  • Clarity
  • Body Language

Get a sneak peak at how to improve your communication skills by watching this video below!


How to Communicate from Kitchen to Classroom

Communication in the kitchen adds to the enjoyment of cooking! Communicating how delicious the meal you ate is one example! It can also be in how you teach someone how to make that recipe into an amazing meal for all to enjoy!

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In the homeschool classroom, improving language skills through the four means of communication (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is one of the most important goals for both teachers and students. With the right choice of words,  communication in any form will always be at its best.

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Improve Communication Skills Video

Watch this video below to see how communication in the kitchen can help build our language skills in the classroom.

For more benefits communication skill brings to education, click to read our kitchen to classroom article.

Improving communication skills will also help children to better understand and handle their studies since they will be able explain with clarity what they know.

Improve Communication Skills With Kitchen Play Sets

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Kitchen play sets provide an interactive and imaginative platform for children to enhance their communication skills. Through role-playing scenarios in a kitchen setting, children engage in verbal and non-verbal communication with their peers, siblings, or imaginary friends.

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They learn to express their ideas, share responsibilities, and negotiate roles, fostering effective interpersonal communication. Furthermore, activities such as planning and coordinating a “meal” in the play kitchen encourage children to articulate their thoughts, preferences, and intentions, promoting language development.

As they engage in collaborative play, children naturally practice active listening, turn-taking, and conveying information, vital components of effective communication. By immersing themselves in the world of kitchen play sets, children not only develop a rich vocabulary related to food and cooking but also build the foundational communication skills essential for successful interactions in various social contexts.

To read more about the benefits kitchen play sets bring children, click here.

And now on to the benefits of building communication skills in children.

5 Ways To Build Communication Skills in Children

We now look at the five points to consider when building communication skills to help make life more enjoyable inside and outside the homeschool classroom.

I. Audience

Before you think about choosing the words you will speak or write, consider who will be listening or reading what you have to say!

Your audience is a very important point to consider since if you don’t consider who will benefit from what you have to say, you might as well talk to a wall.

Words matter, so be careful how you put them together!

II. Word Choice

Kindness also is the first thing you should consider when choosing the words to say. The golden rule (treat others the way you want to be treated) applies inside and outside the homeschool classroom.

The words you choose to speak should be to make what you feel and what you think known to others, all while considering that you speak with the intention to benefit others (your audience) and not yourself.

And if you can’t find anything nice, you can simply restrict your words to be about the weather.

III. Intonation

Intonation is the rising and falling of the voice when a person speaks.

It’s what comedians (and teachers) use to bring laughter into people’s lives!

Intonation is an important point to consider in speaking  because it adds to what a person says. What it adds is an implicit (unspoken) meaning to the explicit meaning the person speaking is trying to give to others.

In other words, the intonation we use while speaking lets others in on the emotions we feel as we speak, so they should recognize then how to respond in the right way.

If people don’t easily understand what we are trying to communicate, then we need to check our word choice, and intonation.

IV. Clarity

Clarity in how we communicate is important to show so that misunderstanding do not happen.

There are a few things to check to see if you give clarity when you speak;

  • first, is the information easy to recall/follow
  • second, is the word choice appropriate
  • third, is the intonation choice appropriate for easy communication

And lastly, a person’s body language can show others if they are interested or not, or a whole other range of emotions.

V. Body Language

Using one’s voice is only one way of communicating. Body language is a very important point to consider when communicating since a person’s actions can ‘speak volumes’.

Body language can add more depth to verbal messages, by providing context and emotional cues that words alone may not convey.

Teaching children that a person’s gestures, facial expressions, and posture can significantly impact how their message is received, may help them gain a deeper understanding and connection when communicating with others.

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Final Thoughts…

Improving your communication skills inside and outside the classroom means you are aware that the points mentioned in this article help make a more positive impact on yourself and others in your daily life.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and found it useful for building good communication skills that will help with your educational goals in learning for years to come!

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