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6 Great Reasons To Cook With Your Kids

by Sarah Lyons on Aug 2nd, 2016

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Science Lessons

Cooking with kids doesn’t just teach math, but science as well. What happens if you add too much baking soda? Not enough flour? Kids will learn how things work and the importance of following directions and using the correct measurements. They will learn the importance of paying attention to detail and what happens if a mistake is made.

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One-on-One Time

Kids crave one-on-one time with their parents and cooking provides a great opportunity for that. Kids that cook with their parents are more likely to open up and talk about their day and what is going on in their lives. Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it fun and take advantage of the time to laugh and talk together as you work.

Health Benefits

There are many health benefits to cooking at home. Meals are more likely to be well balanced, have better portion control, contain less salt and trans fat, and just taste better. By cooking at home with your children you are providing them with habits for life that improve their overall health by training their palates to enjoy healthy foods.

Cooking with kids at home shows them that you are making family time and healthy meals a priority. By teaching them this practical life skill, you are showing them you value their help and want to spend time together.

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

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