I know that life skills are important and getting kids into the kitchen are a great way to learn those skills. I always have the best of intentions when it comes to getting Emily in the kitchen with me. But by time to cook dinner I am normally exhausted and need to not take three time as long to get it done. I know, I know, that sounds horrible but it’s true!
To combat that I have started taking a few simple steps to get her into the kitchen more while still maintaining my sanity. Since I know I can’t be the only mom in this situation I am going to share my tips with you in hopes they will help.
Tip 1: Make a Crockpot Meal
The reason this works for me is because it is something we can do earlier in the day. You know when I am fresh and not exhausted and still have some patience.
Tip 2: Keep it Simple
I know it can be tempting to channel your inner Julia Child. But keeping the meal simple with fewer steps and ingredients ensures you can make it together without frustration.
Tip 3: Kid Size Kitchen Tools
Having tools specifically made for kids to use in the kitchen is so helpful. Instead of worrying and stressing about them ruining your favorite tool or injuring themselves, you can relax and watch how independent they can be when given the correct tool. Our favorite kid friendly kitchen tools are from Curious Chef.
I hope these three simple tips help you get your kids into the kitchen with you more. The more you enjoy it the more you will all want to do it. Once you have mastered these, then you can channel your inner Julia Child. Bon Appétit!
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