There was a time when parents, grandparents, and children would be cooking together in the kitchen, sharing family recipes, and hearing secrets passed down from one generation to the next.
This is still true in some cultures, but has unfortunately become a lost art in many American households. It’s often hard for busy parents to take time out of their busy schedule to even teach basic cooking techniques to their children.
Benefits of Practicing Montessori in the Kitchen
Yes, including your children in cooking requires time, patience, and some additional clean-up (especially with younger children). However, the payoff for you and your child is great!
There are many benefits to including your children in cooking activities. For example: