It’s never too early to introduce your kids to cooking! Preparing meals can help them develop independence, self-confidence, math skills, amd has a whole host of other benefits.
This at-home learning experience doesn’t just help your child – it helps you, too. As your kids get older, you’ll have less work to do if they can help you with meal preparation. Cooking with your kids is a win-win activity.
Showing a child how to cook and make their way around the kitchen is also a great way to teach them about safety.
As you prepare the parts of a recipe that your kids can’t help with, you can show them how you do it safely. Have them watch you safely open the oven door, chop vegetables without slicing your fingers, and wash your hands before and after certain steps. This knowledge will come in handy as they get older, especially if they try to make dinner when you’re not home.
Some dishes are easier for kids to help with than others. If a recipe calls for measuring ingredients, mixing by hand, or adding toppings, they can contribute safely.
Your older kids may be able to use the microwave or cut ingredients using safe tools. These dishes all include steps that your kids can help you out with, even if they can’t prepare the entire meal by themselves. Get ready for an afternoon of family bonding!
Cooking with your kids can be safe and fun, no matter how young they are.
These delicious dishes turn into much more than food when your child helps you make them – they’re edible art projects.
Turn family time into memorable learning experiences with your chef-in-training!