8 Tips to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen
Editor's Note: My kids love to help in the kitchen. Maybe it's because I let them lick the beaters or maybe it's because they were just always there even as babies in slings, but they think helping mommy cook is the best thing ever. Or, for the moment. Tracey at Don't Mess with Mama has some great tips on getting your kids involved if they aren't yet -- which go above and beyond letting them lick the beaters. (Though, it works. Just sayin'.) -Jenna
Getting kids involved in the kitchen does require a bit of letting go (sometimes it takes me nearly an hour to clean up) but in the long run I know they’re learning lifelong skills and picking up healthy habits at the same time.
Tips for Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen
1. Rather than dictate the recipe to make, pick out a recipe together. It will give your kids a chance to peruse through cook books (building literacy skills) or even just discuss options they want to try out. Plus, it makes them feel like they’re a part of the process.