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Kids in the kitchen

on June 3, 2012

Making tortillas

I believe the earlier kids are allowed to help in the kitchen, the better cooks they will be.  I know a few adults who were not allowed in the kitchen as children, and they have no desire to cook now.  Dalton loves being in the kitchen with me, and he’s already turning into quite the little chef.  He can follow a recipe and measure all ingredients.  One of the only things I don’t let him do yet is prepping items that need cut (I’d rather not see him chop off a finger or two).  He’s gotten a few small burns over the years, but it’s made him more aware in the kitchen, and has become more careful when dealing with the hot surfaces.  I look forward to Aly being old enough to help me out in the kitchen.  Sure, it can be messier or take longer when kids are helping, but the benefits they get from learning how to be in the kitchen are worth it.  Plus, what a way to get some family time in!

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One response to “Kids in the kitchen

  1. Little Sis says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Mine are 5 and I’m making a point of setting aside at least one task that they can do (and may enjoy) when we prepare dinner. They shell peas like nobody’s business, and then eat them raw with glee.

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