Spending time in the kitchen and cooking new recipes helps children to develop a positive connection to all different types of foods including fruits and vegetables. Forming a positive experience with fresh foods is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition. Children will also learn basic cooking skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. They can help prepare food and cook.
Cooking with kids provides practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Getting involved in cooking helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, and even early concepts of math and science. Cooking with kids is great family time. It is an opportunity to meal plan, look for recipes and share ideas on why and how to make meals healthier for the whole family.
Our home economics summer sessions offer easy to make recipes for kids to follow along and learn the joys of cooking. We will be exploring things like no bake, and savory recipes that could be done using only a microwave! Letting kids become independent and confident with preparing meals and desserts and getting comfortable using new and exciting ingredients. It’s a great course for kids who enjoy helping out in the kitchen, maybe watching Food Network in their spare time, and kids who just really enjoy trying new things! It’s also good for kids who are a little apprehensive in the kitchen this way they’re in charge of seeing how things are prepared and venturing out of their comfort zone. Each virtual summer session will include a savory microwavable recipe and a no bake dessert recipe taught by Team ELM members along with other children who are also taking the course! We are so excited to get busy with food and fun this summer in our home economics session!
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