Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kids in the kitchen

Best way to bond with kids is get them into the kitchen with you. Let them help with the non-lethal parts of the process and you'll not only have some quality time, but be teaching them some life skills as well.

As they get older they can wield the knife and use the stove and microwave with supervision. Children need to be acquainted with the dangers in the kitchen as well as the pure joy of creating a dish. This is the time to pass on the family recipes and relate experiences you had cooking with your folks, if indeed you did. Family is important as is relating family experiences including food, family history, and relations.

Next time you get ready to bake or cook, let junior do the measuring, stirring, and help with the prep. Don't pass up this time to enjoy each other while showing them the ropes.


At 2:09 PM, Blogger Jack K. said...

Phos, you are on top of things as usual. What a great way to spend true quality time with the kids. It also helps when you are about to do some chore and they want to help. I am reminded of a time when I was helping a neighbor cut down a sapling it was about as big as my wrist. All I had was a pruning saw. I knew it would be a tough job taking it down around ground level. Our oldest daughter who was about three at the time wanted to help. After telling her of the dangers of the saw and the difficulty of the chore I let her have at it. Two tugs at the saw and she got a leaf rake and raked up some really good piles of pine needles. We were living in Georgia at the time.

Thanks for sharing the photo of a future master chef. Indeed, he is a handsome lad who is truly engrossed in one of the finer things in life.

At 3:09 AM, Blogger How do we know said...

wow.. i made junior peel some peas once.. that was that.. next time, i must try it with him.. thanks Phos :-)

At 3:57 AM, Blogger Sister Copinherhair said...

Love the Spongebob and Patrick!

At 12:22 PM, Blogger /t. said...

the only way
i like kids in my kitchen
is stuffed and in a roaster


At 5:15 PM, Blogger Butterfly Mage said...

Meals with the family are really important. Too few people nowadays spend time with their kids. Cooking can be a real blast.


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