Cooking with Kids – Helpful Tips!

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Cooking with your kids may seem like work, but it can also be a very rewarding experience for parent and child alike. Always put safety first when cooking with kids, to include supervising both your stove and your offspring at all times, and teaching them food and knife safety. Insist on proper hand washing, although you might want to re-wash produce after your kids have handled it, just in case. Cooking with your kids can be a great way of spending quality family time together, learning fine motor skills and is well worth any extra less or hassle.

Key Takeaways:

  • Safety has to come first, which means always supervising the stove and never leaving the children unattended.
  • The children will make a bigger mess than you would if you were cooking by yourself.
  • Involve the children in all phases of cooking, including food prep, serving, and clean up.

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