What can children learn through cooking? Cooking with children can provide many beneficial learning experiences. Whilst the kitchen can provide many opportunities for young children to learn, it can be a dangerous place if children are left unsupervised while they cook. Before beginning it is worth remembering a few safety tips.
Collect everything you need before hand so you don’t need to leave your child unsupervised.
Encourage children to wash their hands before cooking.
Use only oven recipes rather the grill or rings on the hob.
When teaching your child to cut, use a blunt knife and soft foods. Any cutting requiring a sharp knife should be done by an adult. Explain the dangers of using knives. Restrict the use of sharp kitchen tools such as graters and peelers to older children.
Point out heat sources and precautions that you take such as using oven gloves when removing things from the oven. Never use dangerous equipment such as a deep fat fryer.
Set up a safe place where your child can work. Pre-schoolers would be best with a work area at a lower height. Only offer a stool if your child is able to balance on one.
Remember that raw meat or raw eggs should not be tasted.
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