How to get children to know food

vickylass By vickylass, 25th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Provided children have been taught well, one will be surprised at what things they can do in the kitchen.

How to get children to know food

A kitchen has always been this room in a house that we have seldom let children go inside unless is to fetch for a glass of water or for something out of the fridge.
If there're children that try to make something, we'll give them out not to mess in the kitchen. Thus, we're giving them the message that a kitchen isn't for them, but for the grown ups only.
Cooking with children not only we'll be teaching them to make things, but also we'll tell them about food and nutrients. They'll know about the importance of eating greens or fish that are always what a child hates most.
Worry not if the kitchen is rather messy after having cook something. They can also help with the cleaning of the tiles and the cooker as well as the floor.
Provided they're at an age that they can handle a knife safely, we'll ask them to peel apples or potatoes.
Children will enjoy mixing flour, sugar, milk or beaten eggs as for a cake and bigger ones will like to beat them, provided we've taught them how to without spilling or dropping bits of shells into the egg.
When I watched one of the Master Chef Junior episodes, one of the winning small chefs was twelve years of age and he told that he had started cooking when his mother had broken a leg.
I and my cousin enjoyed a lot going to the food market and to cook lunch for my family during school holidays. We almost always cooked the same things, but my mother adored not having to cook once in a while.
Provided we teach them on how to make things and how to avoid accidents in the kitchen, school children can peel, fry, beat or put things to boil. You only have to tell them that fire shouldn't be way too hot or a frying pan handle should be inside in. How often I heard this advice from my mother!
School children can make plain omelets, salads, chips, to flour fish for frying and if one's taught them, they'll make a meat and vegetable casserole.
Instead of staying in front of the TV, the computer or a tablet for hours on end, they can be asked to help with supper preparation or even to prepare it themselves. You'll probably be surprised at what they can make for you as well as giving you a well deserved break from the kitchen just how I and my cousin did during school holidays.

(C} Copyright. Vicky Pino. September 25th 2014.


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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th Sep 2014 (#)

fabulous! i taught my nephew to cook and now he does very well and looks good on it too...

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post and one of a kind writing, cheers!

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author avatar WOGIAM
26th Sep 2014 (#)

I agree that if children are introduced to the kitchen and food early enough, they acquire the skills to manage any kitchen and their diets better.

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