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Start Your Own Kids Cooking Lessons
Did you ever want to teach your kids to cook but don't know how to start? Or are you too afraid of the mess in the process? Getting your child involved in the kitchen and learning to cook can have long lasting effects on their self esteem, their eating habits and their connection with their family. It's an opportunity not to be missed. Different age groups can handle different tasks in the kitchen. Start by evaluating where your child is for skill level and get them involved in cooking. There is no time like the present!
3-6 years old kids are best at helping and assisting an adult while cooking. Stirring, mixing, creating and adding premeasured ingredients are all good tasks for this age group.
7-11 years old kids are good at simple 6 or less ingredient recipes, no bake recipes, using a microwave and preparing food for an adult to cook.
12-15 years old can learn to use a sharp knife for cutting, cooking in the oven or stove top, baking bread, pies, cookies or cakes are appropriate tasks for teenagers.
16-18 years old can do all other tasks listed and are at an appropriate age to learn to cook main dish meat recipes, explore and create and have fun with theme recipes. Preserving food and learning to shop economically will help them when they are out on their own.
So go ahead and get your kids involved with cooking just ignore the extra mess and enjoy the time bonding with your family.
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