Cooking Your pre-school child may teach many things, including some educational basics such as arithmetic and mathematics as well as language skills. Your child’s involvement in preparing meals can build the child’s self confidence and help him to create healthy eating habits.
Every mother should bear in mind that with some flexibility and patience, the child’s experience with you in the kitchen will be an adventure and an enjoyable experience for both of you.
It will be very helpful to have your child share you in the kitchen, which will make him understand a lot about the meals he has always loved, develop the child’s creative abilities and increase his motor skills. But before you ask your child to join you in the kitchen, you should discuss some basics like washing your hands.
If you are going to go into the kitchen or start cooking, you have to spend enough time to make sure you do not be hasty, considering that if you let your child enter the kitchen and help you, you should not be too busy to teach your child patiently.
Kony is keen to have your child understand the rules of the kitchen well, such as not to approach the stove or oven alone, taking care to remove any sharp tools out of the reach of your child and emphasize the importance of the need to wash hands well before cooking.
You can develop math and math skills in your child by asking him, for example, counting eggs and pouring water into the measuring cup. Know that when you are reading a certain recipe with your child, you are entering new words into your child’s language dictionary, and listening to the steps of your prescription will improve your listening skills.
A pre-school child is often difficult when choosing food, so entering the kitchen to help you cook will enable you to identify new foods and taste meals that you did not taste if you served them normally. Encourage your child to taste different amounts and foods while you talk to him about how healthy foods make his body grow.
Usually a child likes to feel that something has been done, so if your child helps you prepare the pizza, you should thank him for his effort. You can give the pizza, for example, your child’s name. Try selecting the kitchen utensils that are suitable for the baby’s small hand. For example, instead of giving your child a large, heavy measuring cup, give him a small cup that he can hold. If you want to cut a banana, for example, give your child a plastic knife to try to cut the bananas.
Prepare and prepare all the ingredients, cooking utensils and any other items you need before you start working in the kitchen with your child to have the child present during the preparation of these things. Try to keep your plastic utensils, wooden spoons and some ingredients in the lower cabinets until you ask your child to help bring them.
Know that you will have to clean up some of the mess that may result from you entering your kitchen and your child. If you use some dry ingredients such as flour and sugar, you can clean it with a plastic towel. Also try to keep some wet dishcloths and a trash can near you while working in the kitchen. Although it will be easier to clean the kitchen mess yourself, you should involve your child in the cleaning process after cooking. You should allow your child to have a large, effective and active role in the cooking process and prepare certain foods even if the end result is not perfect. Many studies have shown that children who take part in housework from 3 to 4 years old have a high rate of success as adults.