Cooking with a school-aged child
Once your child can read and is confident in the kitchen, he may start making menu suggestions (don’t be surprised if most of them are sweet!) or even wanting to cook dinner for the family - many children start by wanting to replicate their favourite dinner.
If he pulls out a cookbook and settles on a dish that requires 15 ingredients and 3 hours prep time, try not to dampen his enthusiasm by rejecting his offer to cook for you, just try instead to steer him towards something more doable, pointing out time/ ingredient restraints rather than his lack of experience making soufflés!
Whatever magic he whips up in the kitchen, make sure that he sticks around long enough afterwards to help clean up.
TIP!Take your child along when you buy fruit and vegetables. Point out to him what’s in season and what’s not. If nothing else, this may finally stop him from endlessly asking for blueberries in the dead of winter.
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