Kids are naturally curious. They want to learn everything the moment they see something interesting. It’s your responsibility as a parent to help them develop their talents and skills. If they are curious about cooking, you should guide them whenever they are in the kitchen to avoid accidents.
Here are a few things you can do to make your child learn how to cook.
Teach the Basics
While cooking can be fun, you can’t just neglect the lessons your kid should learn. Kitchen terminologies are important to let them learn faster. You should teach terms like sear, fold, sauté, and simmer before even starting on cooking.
Grab a good cookbook and read the recipes with them. This way, they can learn the language of cooking easily.
Make It Fun
While the kitchen can be frightening because of sharp knives, hot stoves, and dangerous equipment, you can lighten the mood for your kid. Go shopping with your child and buy some kid’s aprons and colourful cooking supplies. This will help alleviate the anxiety your kid may feel. When you’re in the kitchen, supervise accordingly and always smile and speak with an encouraging voice.
Set a Goal and Reward
You and your kid should have a goal in mind. It may not be to cook the greatest gourmet dishes, but at least cook something delicious and worth being proud of. This way, your child will learn how to be excited doing a task. You can even develop your child’s self-esteem because of this. Don’t forget to give a simple reward if your kid’s little cooking show produces a lovely meal for the whole family to enjoy.
Kids and kitchens are not a conventional combination, but it can work if you know how to discipline and supervise. When you see how happy your kid is after successfully cooking a good recipe, you know you’ve done a good job.