Now You're Cooking!
Involve your entire family in cooking! Even the teeniest member can shred romaine lettuce or mix the contents of a bowl. Working as a team will teach your kids to listen and follow instructions. Cooking with kids also presents great opportunities to hone in on those math skills (measuring and fractions). A timer will help with seconds, minutes, and hours.
Here are some tips when cooking with kids...
► Find a kid-friendly recipe and read it entirely with them to make sure they understand.
► Have your child help you prepare all equipment and tools required.
► Have your child measure out all the ingredients.
► Have a pair of oven mitts for everyone.
► Wear short sleeves (or roll them up) as loose clothing can be a fire hazard.
► Tie long hair back.
► Wear proper shoes to protect little toes from spills.
► Always turn pot handles towards the inside to prevent accidents.
► Always supervise kids in the kitchen.
Some great kid-friendly recipe websites with recipes your kids can help cook...
Taste of Home