What better way to spend time
with your children than cooking. You can get your children
involved with meal preparation from two years on up. They may
want to try more foods if you get them interested early. Have
two year olds start off by letting them play with your pots,
pans, mixing and measuring spoons. They will pretend they are
cooking and you can play along too. Around the ages of three
to four is a good time to let children help set the table.
They can have fun stirring or mixing cold foods. Let them use
their hands to mix doughs, toss salads, make cookies, etc. Be
sure to have them wash up first. Young children should never
use the stove or sharp knives. Make sure you keep handles of
hot pots and pans pushed back away from little hands.
Remember: (1) Be patient; (2) Plan ahead-get ingredients out
before starting to cook; (3) Don't expect the finished product
to look exactly like you would if you were cooking; (4) It may
be messy; (5) Cleaning up can be as fun as the preparation.
Details about Ingredients , check your nearest American Store