Growing up, most of us were told to stay out of the kitchen. It’s hot, it’s stuffy! Or - it’s dangerous in here - were things we often heard from our parents, who didn’t want toddlers near hot oil or scalding pans. But cooking with your children actually is a lot of fun - as long as closely supervised. Not only is cooking together a great bonding activity, it teaches your child how food gets to the table and engages them in a sensory learning experience, not to mention equipping them with practical life skills.
If you’re not sure how to get started, we’ve put together a list of recipes which are clearly labelled with the age they are appropriate for. Starting simple is always a good bet - before slowly moving on to more complicated recipes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how excited your child will be to help out with a delicious dinner or tea-time snack. Plus, this is a great way to get them away from too much screen time!