Spending time together with your kids in the kitchen can be a great way to bond as a family. They’re also more likely to eat what they have helped cook! If that isn’t reason enough, here are more great reasons why cooking with your kids should happen regularly.
- For younger kids, the art of mixing, measuring, rolling and supervised chopping helps develop their hand-to-eye coordination and develop their motor skills.
- Learning basics of cooking at a young age can easily develop into a life skill that kids will carry on to adulthood.
- Cooking with kids in the kitchen is a great way to get your fussy eater to eat more adventurously.
- For older kids, cooking is a fun way to learn math and science. They learn about measuring out ingredients, controlling food temperature and so on.
- Don’t forget those culinary family secrets or traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. Your child will take comfort in the pleasure of creating family traditions.
- By getting your children to help out in the kitchen you are also reducing screen time, by engaging them in a more wholesome activity.
- Getting involved in the kitchen also helps kids develop self-confidence when they see the finished product they helped make, like a beautifully iced cake.
- Ultimately, cooking with your kids will not just create long-lasting memories but will also help your kids form a positive connection with fresh food.