Children as young as preschool age, may ask you how you make their peanut butter and jelly sandwich so perfect, or what did you put in last night’s dinner that made it so cheesy. It may be easier at times to just give a short answer or tell them it was mommie’s secret ingredent, but you can take these times and use them as learning opprotunities. Teaching your children about food and cooking is beneficial in many ways:
- They use math when it comes to measuring out foods.
- They learn self-confidence and responsibility knowing how to do more things on their own.
- They build eye-hand coordination when using hand tools to perform tasks such as stiring, blending, and rubbing.
- They can learn about healthy food choices and eating right.
- It’s a great way to spend more quality time with your kids!
Many families don’t take the time to cook at home anymore with everyone running on different schedules. Sitting at the table for a family dinner has begun to be a thing of the past. Families have switched from healthy eating to quick foods and take out, which has made health issues rise across the country. It’s important for children to learn how to eat right and how to cook for themselves, so they can grow up healthy and independent.
Aside from cooking at home, you can also teach your children how to cook by sending them to cooking classes. Here is a list of classes in Minneapolis and surrounding areas:
- The Way Cool Cooking School has a few locations in Eden Pairie, Savage, and Prior Lake. You can choose from kids classes and parent and kids classes.
- Whole Foods Market, Minneapolis
- Local D’Lish Demos and Classes, Minneapolis
- Sweet Wishes childrens birthday parties
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