In most households, parents prepare the meals. Children often share what they prefer to eat, but very seldom participate in preparing meals. The question most parents ask is, “How do I get my child/children interested in preparing a meal that they like?”
Kids may think of cooking as a less than exciting activity, but parents can help make the kitchen a place where everyone can have fun together: planning, measuring, mixing, preparing and enjoying each other’s company along with the delicious fruits of their efforts. Cooking a meal together, as a family, can be as exciting as eating the end result.
The activities involved in cooking can help develop hand and eye coordination, refine motor skills and build reading and math skills. Best of all, cooking helps to instill confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Now that they are ready to start cooking, here are some tips on keeping kids safe in the kitchen.