Ready, set, cook! We’ve got you covered when it comes to cooking with the help of your preschooler.
Young kids learn with their senses and the kitchen is a fantastic place to do that – from listening to the mixer, to smelling the ingredients, and eventually tasting the final product.
They will build basic skills with something as simple as counting eggs or measuring ingredients. Read the recipe aloud to help expand their vocabulary and improve their listening skills.
Encourage an adventurous palate with sensational recipes. If you have a picky eater on your hands, this will inspire them to sample dishes they might normally not try.
What can children do to help in the kitchen?
- Measure ingredients
- Stir batter
- Add Ingredients
- Tear apart lettuce
- Set the timer
- Set the table
- Wipe down your workspace
- Help with the dishes
- Put away ingredients
Cooking with your preschooler provides a great opportunity to spend time together as a family, so go ahead and invite them to help you next time you’re in the kitchen.