Exposing your children to cooking skills will not only help them develop an interest in food, but will make them more aware of where the food they are eating comes from.
Praise your child’s efforts to help in the kitchen. Focus on effort and enjoyment, not results.
As your child confidence grows, gradually increase the level of responsibility you give them in the kitchen. Use the following table as a guide:
|Age||Skills||Appropriate Cooking Activities|
|2-4 years||Thinks cooking is playingDevelops ability to manipulate small objects||
|5-7 years||Has more control when manipulating small items||
|8+ years||Hand eye coordination improving rapidly||