Fearing the chaos that could unfold in the kitchen from cuts, burns, to breakages, parents often avoid teaching their kids to how to cook. In this post we present to you the top 5 reasons why you should consider teaching your kids how to cook.
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Being in the kitchen and cooking, your children learn so much more than just the skill of cooking itself. Many of the other skills your children will pick up range from counting, weighing, measuring, reading and following instructions, problem solving, fine motor skills to shopping and budgeting for groceries.
Teaching your children how to cook starting at a young age gives them an edge in life with a skill that's used daily.
Many teenagers grow up not knowing how to cook anything other than heating packets in the microwave or adding boiling water.
As a parent, it's your responsibility to be teaching your children essential life skills to prepare them for the adult life.
Learning about food and cooking provides the perfect opportunity for you to teach your children about nutrition.
By teaching kids about the nutritional benefits of vegetables, fruits, and how the different combinations of foods come together to help fuel our bodies, your children will be more likely to be enthusiastic and want to eat their vegetables and finish their meals since they understand how it helps them grow big and strong.
If your family has a rich cultural history with food, it's also a great time to share old family recipes and discuss about the culture of food from different parts of the world.
You can spend time with your children learning about the different food culture, different recipes and the differences and commonalities in food around the world.
When you're teaching your kids how to cook, you get to spend quality time together bonding, sharing, creating, experimenting and more.
This makes preparing meals fun with everyone working together on a common goal to prepare a delicious meal and kids of all ages will have lots of fun learning how to cook.
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