Why you should encourage your children to cook… because it is beneficial to you and them! Keep reading for many other reasons!!
Allowing your children to cook is a great way to get them interested in trying new foods!
It gives them some appreciation for the time and effort it takes to plan, shop for, and prepare meals.
It gives you the opportunity to chat with them while you work together in the kitchen.
It allows you to talk about healthy foods in a natural way. (Of course we’re all for having treats now and then, but it’s important to
encourage our children to eat healthy foods too!)
It’s a way to work in some math practice in a real-life way. (Shopping for meals involves money, possibly budgeting, paying for the food, receiving change, etc. And cooking involves measuring, fractions, time-telling, etc.)
It can help your children develop a good work ethic–especially if they have to help clean up too!
It’s a wonderful way to do some relationship-building if you work together with your children in the kitchen.
It’s a fun way for your children to feel accomplished and to feel like they’re contributing something important to the family.
Each of the colorful, 7-page journals includes planning flow charts, recipe cards, a measurement conversion chart, a shopping list, and even a page to have your mini-chef post his/her review of the recipe!
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