There’s one thing that’s inevitable when it comes to cooking with kids: things are going to get messy. But despite the risk of having flour all over the floor or eggshells in the dough, there are immeasurable benefits to involving children in the kitchen, beyond just the fun they get out of it. They can improve their fine motor skills, learn time management, practice math by measuring ingredients, and become more adventurous with new foods. They can even gain confidence through their new responsibility and learn resilience from failures and successes with various recipes.
You’ll need the right tools to encourage your budding chef. After all, if kids aren’t supposed to run around with scissors, why on earth would we hand them a kitchen knife? But don’t worry, there are all kinds of thoughtfully designed, child-safe kitchen utensils for little sous chefs to help them prepare, chop and cook safely.
As a parent, it can be difficult to give up control and cleanliness in the kitchen. But being allowed to work on meal prep or baking is like a rite of passage for kids. It tells them they’re helpful and trustworthy, and it gives them room to be creative and have fun. You never know, when filled with pride after a job well done, your next great chef may even be inspired to cook. you an entire dinner (or maybe just help with the dishes).
An adjustable stool for an extra boost
Stable and sturdy mixing bowls