Although it may sound like a messy experience, cooking and baking with your child carries a lot of hidden benefits and can contribute greatly to their early childhood development.
Keep on reading to find out more about the 5 benefits of cooking or baking with your kids.
1. Boosts Confidence
There’s nothing that builds confidence better than a sense of accomplishment. From being able to create something from scratch, to being praised by the family for a delicious meal...these actions do wonders for a childs self esteem and confidence.
2. Allows them to Apply Basic Math
Math is an important component to cooking and baking. It can be something as basic as counting eggs or doubling recipes, to things a little more complicated like understanding fractions through measuring cups. Either way cooking and baking is a great way for your kids to practice the math they've learned in school and how it is can be applied in the real world.
3. Builds a Stronger Bond
Any kid who grew up with parents or grandparents who taught them how to cook will always have fond memories. Cooking is a great way to share quality time with your kids while teaching them a new skill, which brings us to our next point...
4. Teaches an Essential Life Skill
Cooking is a skill we all need in our life. Without it we are doomed to eat those gross frozen microwaveable dinners and confined to unhealthy fast foods in our early adulthood. Teaching your kids how to cook is important to not only show them a healthy option but also the tools to say no to the dreaded frozen dinners.
5. Nurtures Creativity
Whether it's decorating a cake or learning how flavours go well together, cooking is an art and a platform in which both young and old can explore their creativity. Once your kids have a basic understanding of how cooking works, the kitchen becomes their canvas and a place in which they can let their imagination run wild. You never know! They might just turn out to be the next Gordon Ramsey!
To help your little one get motivated to start out in the kitchen, get their name printed on their very own apron with our Personalized Child's Chef Apron.
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