We need to get to terms with the fact that the kitchen is going to get very messy after each cooking session, some things should be overlooked for greater gains, Messiness can be overlooked to spend time with your kid and teach them some skills.
It is always said that kids cannot do much as they are dependent. They are indeed dependent on their parents or an elderly person but it is not very true that they cannot do anything. If trained properly they can do many things with no help or minimal help, one of them is surely cooking. Cooking can be done by someone of any age, gender, or socioeconomic status.
Why is cooking good for toddlers?
Cooking is surely something that can change a child’s mind for good, shape a toddler's personality, and play a major role in their development.
Initially, you can get them a toddler's kitchen play set with which they can get used to the kitchen environment.
What do toddlers need?
What toddlers need is usually just a little push, someone that young would always want to try something new, They have really curious minds.
Cooking with toddlers can even be a learning experience for the elders and people who help them, it can be a nice test to enhance our curiosity as well.
How do toddlers learn?
To keep them engaged you can conduct a cooking quiz for them as it will keep them engaged and their minds can keep working in the process, a fun practical test can be conducted. Tests are not boring when there is fun and real learning attached to it, so this is a way your toddlers can have a lot of fun and learn a lot as well.
What do toddlers learn?
Cooking with toddlers can surely bring a positive change in their minds, it will help them break barriers and gender stereotypes in their minds, which is very important in today's day and age.
It helps them develop a good connection with different types of food, they tend to eat more healthy food as they would be interested to eat what they cook.
They use all their senses touch, smell, taste, and listening while cooking, which helps them stay calm and in the moment.
We hear from everywhere about how important cooking is but it is of no use if one doesn't have practical knowledge, it is a very good idea to have practical experience from an age as young as 3 or 4.
We at the OrangeFigs always make a very strong effort to get children into the kitchen and make them bake. We have various kids as young as 4 and as old as 17 coming to us leaving all their worries, learning how to bake and having a blast.