Getting kids in the kitchen at a young age gives them time to develop skills and then use those skills as they get older. Learning different cooking techniques, recipes, and food prep skills gives our kids confidence in the kitchen, which will result in major life-long benefits for them.
Over the past decade, kids have been getting less opportunity to learn cooking skills. This has happened because of a decrease in home-economics classes, as well as a decrease in teaching at home. Families are busier than ever, and there are many options for convenience foods to grab and go. These are all contributing factors to why cooking skills and knowledge are not being transferred down generation by generation.
These are some of the big benefits that can be found by getting the kids in the kitchen with you: