When should you start getting your kids in the kitchen? At what age do you start teaching them kitchen skills? I think getting them started young is best, after all, while in the kitchen they are also learning about healthy eating, about math, and most likely reading.
Kids in the Kitchen – Kitchen Skills By Age
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At what age do you start letting your kids help out in the kitchen?
I have pictures of my kids, very young sitting on the counters, and while they weren’t really helping, they were there watching and learning and trying to help. Now, I have three helpers, from age three and up. At three, Gauge is great at stirring, great at adding ingredients into the bowl.
All three kids, and yours too, I’m sure are great for getting things out of the cupboard and/or putting them back. They love to help that way, plus, when it comes to getting spices out of the cupboard, its a great way to work on reading skills.
I have had my girls helping with chopping, with opening cans, with so much. Have you ever made freezer meals? I have with my girls. They love getting to chop up large amounts of vegetables, dividing them into bags, and more.
I do have that chart of skills by age that you can click on to print a PDF of. However, maybe your kids can do more at a younger age, and I think that it awesome! This is just a starting point. You are the Momma, you know you child better than anyone else. My 8 year old has tried her hand at making and flipping pancakes. Flipping pancakes takes practice, and she’s a work in progress.
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10 Days of Kids in the kitchen series posts:
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Why Kids Need to Learn to Cook
Teddy Bear Picnic
Recipes for Kids