Help your little ones learn about cooking and teach them to be more adventurous with food by including them in the cooking process for meals! When your kiddos have been involved in the preparation of a meal, they’re more likely to eat the meal, since they’re invested in the outcome of it. By starting early, you can teach your child basic cooking skills and build on them, preparing them for the future by helping them learn a very important skill! O2B Kids is an early education center with locations in Florida and Georgia. Below, we’ll take a look at some tips to get your little one cooking with you. Contact us today!
Depending on the age of your child, it may be hard for them to focus and help for the amount of time it takes to make a recipe. Let them help as much as they want, and it’s okay if they leave halfway through cooking.
While you probably want help making dinner, it’s also okay to let them choose what to cook. This will give them buy in, and they will be more likely to want to help you cook in the future.
Odds are, you spill while cooking, and depending on the age of your children, they may make an even bigger mess. Expect that the kitchen will get a lot dirtier when cooking with little ones.
Your little one may wander off half way through making a dish, but they may want to help you finish at a later time. Just set aside your meal preparations for a bit until your child is ready to start again. If you are on a time crunch, just continue making the meal and let your child join in again when ready, even if this is just for the tasting.
O2B Kids is an early education center that offers a holistic integrated learning system that prepares your child academically, socially, and emotionally. Our own proprietary preschool curriculum puts child-directed play at the center of our educational philosophy, using teacher-directed lessons and outdoor enrichment activities. To learn more about our top-rated curriculum and all that you can expect at our preschool, contact one of our Florida or Georgia locations today.