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How do you start teaching your child how to cook?

Here are some tips for teaching your child how to cook:

Start with simple tasks: Begin by teaching your child basic kitchen skills, such as how to properly wash fruits and vegetables, measure ingredients, and use utensils.

Get them involved in meal planning: Ask your child to help plan a meal or two each week. This can help them learn about different ingredients, nutrition, and meal planning.

Cook together: Allow your child to assist you in the kitchen, whether it’s measuring ingredients, stirring a pot, or decorating a cake. This will give them hands-on experience and a sense of accomplishment.

Use age-appropriate tasks: As your child grows and becomes more confident in the kitchen, gradually introduce more complex tasks, such as using a knife or stove.

Make it fun: Keep the atmosphere light and fun. Cooking should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your child.

Be patient: Teaching a child to cook takes time, so be patient and don’t get discouraged if they make mistakes. Remember, it’s all part of the learning process.