Sunday is a perfect day for family bonding time. However, in this rainy season, it might be hard to do activities together outside. When that happens, cooking with your kids can be a very good option to have!
Letting your kids cook with you in the kitchen should be normalized. After all, it is important for them to learn how to do basic skills. Having the skill to cook will also be something your children will pride themselves in later in life. But those are not all! This time, let’s explore what are the benefits of cooking with your kids!
It is a way to teach them about healthy ingredients
Children love to try a lot of things, and that is one thing that we cannot prevent them from doing. However, by letting them cook, they will be able to see the ingredients of a food. For example, children who have learned how to make ice creams will know what should be and should not be inside of their ice cream.
Children that cook will have a “can do” attitude
Cooking with your kids will involve them doing a lot of activities in the process. Sometimes, it works out fine; but sometimes it will also fail miserably. However, by continuously doing it and experimenting, your child might one day finally succeed in creating their own new recipe. This unwavering dedication to cooking will let them grow up into someone that will not give up and will keep trying new ways to finish something.
With cooking, children can be taught about health
According to experts, cooking at home is good for your health. By letting your children help you in the kitchen, you are inviting them into a great and beneficial habit to have. It will also give you the opportunity to talk about the benefit of many ingredients in the kitchen, such as eating veggies and fruits will make them poop easier, or about how eating fish will help them get smarter.
Cooking brings everyone together
Cooking is a magical activity to do. With cooking, you might be able to share not only the recipes passed down to you from your parents or grandparents, but also the stories and techniques they used back then. When you are cooking with your kids, you are also connecting them to their lineage, letting them know about the families they might have never met before.
It develops many essential skills in them
One of the best ways for children to learn is by feeling, tasting, touching, smelling, and listening. While cooking, they will have to do all those things in order to make a dish. Not only that, they will also have to read, follow directions, and even take a measurement to know how much ingredients they will use.
So, what are you waiting for? Let this Sunday be the day you are cooking with your kids! You can start by letting them help with basic recipes, or you can start with making their favourite dessert! However, make sure you keep a close eye on them, especially near sharp objects.
Before you start cooking with your kids, why not let them choose what they want to cook? After that, go with them to the grocery store and let them know what they would need to create the dish they wanted!