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5 Ways Your Kids Can Help in the Kitchen

 You are constantly trying to convince your little ones to help you in the kitchen. Becoming self-sufficient and understanding what it takes to cook a delicious meal is a valuable skill that you want to instill in your children. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party soon, or you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate, it’s never too early to get your children involved in the cooking process. Believe it or not, cooking with your kids is a whole lot of fun and the results can be very rewarding. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are five ideas to help you get started.

  1. Grocery Shopping

Although it may seem stressful to you to bring your children along to the grocery store, it’s a brilliant way to help get them involved in the preparation of your meals at home. If they understand what type of ingredients you need for certain dishes, they will start to take an interest in how the cooking process works. Whether you’re buying meat to make delicious smoked prime rib or you’re looking for the best vegetables to go in a homemade soup, going grocery shopping is a very important step that will help your little ones to take an interest in cooking.

  1. Choosing the Right Utensils

When making certain dishes you will need particular utensils, pots and pans. Getting your children to understand the difference between a spatula and a serving spoon is great preparation for when they get older and are ready to take over the kitchen themselves.

  1. Chopping, Peeling and Grating

You can always find an age appropriate job in the kitchen for your child to undertake and make their own. It could be as simple as mixing up a salad dressing or cracking an egg for an omelet. As long as your child feels as though they have helped significantly you have done your job! 

  1. Washing Up

When your children help you with the washing up after you have made a delicious meal, they will understand what it means to tidy up after themselves and what goes into the day to day maintenance of a household. Washing up obviously helps considerably with the household chores too, which you will always be thankful for!

  1. Eating!

Eating the delicious dinner that you have cooked together is a brilliant way to come together with your children and celebrate their hard work and contribution. Make your eating environment a relaxed, conversational and enjoyable environment so that your children feel excited to join each evening. Clear the tables of screens if you can and resist the urge of pulling out your phone and answering text messages during dinner time.

Your children will probably feel over the moon to help you prepare your meals and get ready for exciting occasions when food is involved. As well as keeping them entertained, it will also teach your kids some valuable skills with regards to cooking, cleaning and preparing food. As well as setting them up for life, you will also be able to make priceless memories as your little ones help you prepare and make delicious food in your home.

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