Why cooking with kids is Important
30 Sep

Most of the kids love to play around in the kitchen and help their mom in cooking.  At least some of you have had phases during your childhood where cooking and baking was a keen interest. This interest provides parents with great opportunity to teach their kids the art and science of cooking. It’s never too late, or too early, to begin the learning curve in the kitchen. Not only are kids of all ages interested in what goes on in the kitchen, there are many benefits from getting involved. Here’s a list of things which shows how important it is to cook with kids.

Encourage to eat healthy meals.

When meals are prepared from the scratch it usually contains more nutrients and fewer calories than the restaurant food. Moreover when it is prepared by children themselves it encourages them to try their own creation and thus end up eating healthy.

Comprehension skill.

Cooking a meal looking at a recipe requires kids to read and understand step-by step direction, add ingredients carefully in right measure and techniques like folding and bending to reach the finishing product. This way children improve their reading comprehension skills effectively.

Communication.

A relaxed atmosphere in the kitchen creates an opportunity to engage in a free conversation with parents. Cooking time with family is real fun. Parents can take this an opportunity to know their kids well especially if they are teenagers. This can lead to a healthy relationship with everyone in the family.

Life skill.

Everyone loves to eat and try new dishes, But not many would be interested in the process of cooking. Cooking is a life skill, much like driving a car, learning to read, or swimming. As children grow and reach adulthood feeding other becomes their responsibility. It is always better to start cooking lesson at a younger age so the transition to adult cook is easier and less cumbersome.

Fun.

Cooking with your young ones in the kitchen builds positive memories, good vibes and good food. Cooking becomes a fun activity when you involve your kids. It is a learning lesson for them.

We  have Vivaan Kotian, a junior chef, who would be an inspiration to all kids out there. To watch his culinary skills, visit his youtube channel http://tinyurl.com/hz85hbv, http://tinyurl.com/hk6nhj5To find his delicious recipes visit http://kawan.in/recipes/.

 

 

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