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Cooking is one of the most inescapable activities of life as a family, sometimes a joy and sometimes a burden, most of us parents spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
But, ¿what about kids?. ¿Should they be automatically removed from the danger-filled spaces of the kitchen to the more tranquil lands of the leaving room?.
We have been thinking about this, and have found a lot of information that suggests that involving the kids in the food preparation process might have quite a big positive impact in their life and well-being.
This is a list of some of the benefits that we could find and that, frankly, make good reasons to encourage kids in the kitchen at any age:
And if nothing else, you can try it because it’s much easier to entertain a child by involving him than having him crying at your feet.
We have also found some age-classified lists of activities for kids to do in the kitchen but we feel that it´s very hard to compare children, even our own two kids couldn’t be more different from each other in every aspect, so we feel the best advice is just to look at your own children and recognise what they are capable of doing. But be prepared to be surprised by these tiny humans, they can do awesome things when given the space (and a safe and happy environment).
So, these are some of the activities that you can involve your children in:
And here are some tips that you might want to consider before inviting the little ones to help:
We know that some parents might find it difficult to engage in this type of activity very often, and that’s OK too, just remember that as with many good things in life: It’s not about quantity.
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