There will come a time when you begin to notice that your child is taking quite an interest in all that you do in the kitchen. Most kids will even become so interested that they will want to begin to help you with the preparation of meals as well as doing other kitchen chores such as cleaning the counter area or even doing a few dishes. While taking certain safety measures into consideration, such kitchen time with your child can be a great deal of fun, as well as a rewarding experience for the both of you.
You can always begin by letting your child create simple meal items such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or even cheese and crackers with fruit. There are even a good deal of simple recipes that are geared toward certain age groups that you may enjoy working on with your kids. Such time in the kitchen can be a great way to give them good skills that they can use and work on for the rest of their lives. Perhaps you even have a great cookie recipe that you will enjoy sharing. Besides, you get the sweet reward of sampling the food after it is done as well!
If your child is still too young to begin any real work in the kitchen, you can always give them the amazing opportunity to enjoy a play area such as the Pastel Kitchen Island by KidKraft. This cool set comes with a refrigerator, sink, stove and even plenty of storage space for all kinds of pretend food items. You could even set this play area up in a corner of your kitchen so your children can "cook" along with you!