Your kitchen is a learning laboratory for your children. Kids learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They are naturally curious about food and cooking, and food preparation allows them to use all their senses. When they are mixing, stirring, kneading, spreading, tossing, squeezing and pouring, they are learning without realizing it. Ultimately, the life skills that they learn in a kitchen will help them become self-sufficient later in life.
To learn more about short-term and long-term benefits for children who help with cooking, as well as age-appropriate kitchen activities for children, see HGIC 4113, Kids in the Kitchen.
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