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Cooking – A Simple Way To Bond With Kids

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As we all know, a great meal is one of the best ways to have a truly satisfactory experience. That is certainly no different for kids too! Every parent wants to have happy children and spend fun-loving moments with them. But these days, most parents are busy with their hectic schedule and the kids are just as busy. Finding the time to spend interacting with your kids doing something constructive can be hard to do.

Kids Will Learn a Lot from Cooking

One consideration is to use something you do through out the week – cooking – to interact with your child. You can involve your kids in cooking meals. Doing so will engage them in a constructive activity where they can learn about ingredients, measuring, planning, cleaning (oh yeah) and more! They also get to spend quality time with you – which is a key part of it the experience.

Some Points to Consider

Kids cracking eggs.
Kids cracking eggs.

Before you do your first cooking session follow a few tips to help get everything ready. First pick some meals that are simple and depending on the age of your child they can help with. Even something as simple as scrambling eggs can be a fun experience. For older children helping through a more complex meal with several dishes may be appropriate. Second, make sure you have everything organized and ready to go. That way your time spent during the cooking session can be more focused on the interaction time and less on trying to rush and find everything you need for the meal.

Cooking Will be More Fun With Kids

Taking the stress and planning out of cooking will allow you to focus on spending that quality time with your children and really enjoy the fun. Who knows it might even make cooking less of a chore and more of a fun experience.

It’s never too late to get your kids, start the cooking experience today and pub a smile on everyone’s face and a great meal as well. Happy cooking!!!

Cooking – One of the Best Ways of Bonding Between Parents and Kids

Our children live busy lifestyles with school, activities, and friends so often they are not able to be available for lengthy family outings. When you plan to cook your meals together, this will enable you to have bonding time with your kids.

You want to create good interactive time with your children and this can be accomplished while you are cooking a meal together. You do not have to make it just a one-time event each week you can also do it spontaneously and find that it is just as much fun. Many families have one night a week where everyone has their evening meal. This is a great meal to plan to cook together. You can even plan the week before what you want to make so that you can do some preparations in advance.  Its also a great way to teach them how to clean up and take care of your cookware as well.

 

Bonding with kids
Sessions in the kitchen will be definitely more fun and meaningful when the whole family is involved
A kid making a smoothie
A kid making a smoothie

 

Remember part of the object of cooking a meal together is enjoying the bonding experience. You should do some pre-preparations and planning so that the meal will be easily made. Select things that are not that hard to make and try to gear it towards the age of the child so they can participate in cooking the meal. You can make fun things like Jell-O so that your children will like what they are doing and eating later. Young children enjoy making things that they can stir and normally these things are safe for toddlers.

 

Spending quality time with children

When you plan your meals and take out the stress of trying to cook then you are able to focus on spending quality time with your children. It is much easier to enjoy being a family when you are having a great time in the kitchen cooking a meal. You will be able to create things together that you all enjoy and then eat it together at the table. When you like to do something spontaneously, you could plan on a Saturday morning breakfast. This is a great time to get up in your PJ’s and just say kids we are cooking pancakes and sausages. You will find that everyone will have lots of fun and feel relaxed because it is spontaneous cooking.

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