There re so many reasons to get your kids in the kitchen and to teach them to cook. There is no way I could list them all here. But I do want to share some of the reason why kids need to learn to cook, from my view point. The biggest reason is that I’m not a fan of cooking every single day now, and I know I’m not going to want to cook for my kids all the time once they are grown and living on their own.
Kids in the Kitchen – Why Kids Need to Learn to Cook
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Cooking your own meals is a great start to eating healthier meals. Sure you can make some really unhealthy foods, hello no bake peanut butter cookies sitting there calling out my name, but you can be amazing, delicious healthy meals too like a chicken stir fry, full of vegetables.
Kids are more likely to eat what they help cook too. Just like growing their own food in their gardens, the more invested they are the more likely they are to want to eat it.
Cooking Meals is Cheaper than Fast Food
Once you kids are out on their own, budgeting their meals, they are going to see how much it cost per meal to go to a fast food restaurant compared to making a meal at home. Plus, much more healthy.
Helps with Confidence
The reading and math skills that your child is learn all come into play when they start to make a dish. They are going to be more confident in those skills once they see what they have accomplished at the end of the cooking/baking time. It is an amazing feeling to say that you have cooked a meal, no matter your age.
No matter what reason you come up with for teaching your child to cook, they are learning an important life skill. Plus those memories made will last a life time.
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