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Getting Kids Interested In the Kitchen

Sometimes it is difficult to get kids interested in the workings of a kitchen. While we have already discussed why it is important, let’s take a look at how we can excite them enough to get started.

Let Them Experiment Kids love to try new things and the kitchen is a great place to do it. It is easy to clean up if there is a mess and with the proper instruction on safety, the kitchen can be a great place to get creative. Of course, some experiments fail, but no matter what happens, we, as adults, have the open door to discuss what happened and why it happened.

Kids get excited when they get to play around and experimenting in the kitchen is just that. The once elusive domain is now within reach and not only that, they get to have fun and play around. If you want to get kids fired up, give them the ability to play in the one area they were previously banned from entering.

Let Them Ask Questions Questions are a great tool to spark a kid’s interest. Kids ask questions because they want to…

Stress Free Cooking with Your Kids

Stress free cooking and kids, should not ever go in the same sentence. Well, that is, other than to say they shouldn’t go in the same sentence. Believe it or not, there are plenty of things that you can do in order to make cooking with kids more enjoyable and less stressful. Let’s take a look at just a few tips for making cooking with kids, or your spouse for that matter, more enjoyable and much less stressful.

Delegate Tasks From the ripe ole age of four, children learn to follow direction and duplicate tasks. This is a great time to begin working with them on delegating tasks. From cutting soft vegetables, like steamed broccoli, to pealing a potato, children can take a lot of the redundant tasks off of your hands; and they will be happy to do so.

Kids love to be in the kitchen, it makes them feel important and grown up because they believe the kitchen is reserved for “big people.” Giving them a few tasks to perform helps to build their confidence and begins teaching them about kitc…

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