Cooking as a play activity
Let’s pretend our family kitchen is a restaurant and start creating magic for our customers, or should I say relatives?! Not only are we teaching our children to make delicious recipes, but we are helping them develop invaluable life skills and foster a lifelong passion for healthy, home cooked food.
Having fun in the kitchen is a great bonding experience and boosts their confidence, while also encouraging them to be independent. It’s great for teaching our children how to concentrate and focus, it expands their vocabulary and reading skills as they learn new cooking terms and food names, and is a great introduction to early science and maths concepts. Let’s not forget that cooking is great for developing their fine motor skills too – whether they are cracking eggs, stirring batter or helping wash-up, these are all beneficial ways to help hone these important skills.