Cooking with children is fun! It’s a great opportunity to teach your children to follow instructions, learn new words, learn simple math, cooking skills and much more.

Tips for cooking with your child:

  • •Always supervise them.
  • Be patient, expect spills and messes; we can all clean up when done.
  • Give simple instructions, one at a time, and repeat them as needed.
  • Model how to use kitchen utensils and give your child a chance to do it on their own.
  • Show excitement and don’t forget to praise your child, cooking is a big deal for them!
Weigel, D. 2022, Eat Smart Be Active - Let's Cook Together!, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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