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|Opinion Time : Should Kids Really Be Taught How To Cook From Credo ? by pico4421: 2:48pm On Jan 04, 2015|
Should we really teach our children how to cook from credo ? I asked my self.Though, many have reasons why don't such as * they should be left to study and hence become grown up since that is where they might possibly learn how to cook, *they should not stress them selves till when they grow up etc .Based on my research and findings, [www.unnedu..com]Linda Drumoune[/www.unnedu..com] got to find out some useful reasons, why they should be tought to cook.Though my reasons might be wrong and possibly not going in motion with what you have in mind. You can tell us your own views and reasons.
By Linda Drumoune.
Teaching your kids how to cook will not only help equip them for a healthier, simpler life once they leave home - but it's actually a really great way to help them learn. Kids who can cook develop confidence and self-assurance, and a greater understanding of the world in a range of ways. Here are just some of the reasons you should teach your kids to be little master chefs!
Kids love the opportunity to feel grown-up, and cooking "just like mum and dad" makes kids feel really special. Give him the opportunity to do as much as possible by himself - if they're closely supervised and activities are age-appropriate you'll be surprised at how responsible kids can be.
Science and chemistry
Why do cakes rise? How do egg whites turn from this clear, sticky stuff into glossy white peaks? When you think about it - baking's a pretty cook science lesson. But the best thing is, you don't actually have to teach - the activity does it for you. Actually, the best thing is that when you learn about why certain ingredients act the way they do (so you can teach your child) you end up being a better baker yourself.
Measurement and volume
Understanding measurement and volume is made simple when baking. A clear measuring jug makes things easy to see. Try using a variety of implements when measuring: cups, jugs, spoons, scales - just so children can help understand. Making a 'pound cake' can also be a great help - showing children how different amounts of substances (butter, sugar, flour) can look different, but still weigh the same.
Sounding out the words in recipes, or reading ingredients from packets in the pantry can help children with their spelling and reading. It also helps when they need to recognise words and connect the word "flour" in a recipe with the word "flour" on a pack. Labelling your jars in the pantry can be handy - and can also be a learning tool for your child.
It's surprising how a fussy kid will try a new food when it's something he's cooked himself. Give your child the option of two different vegies to include with dinner, find a recipe and let him help cut and cook up the vegetable - and hopefully try it all afterwards. Cooking helps children understand why we eat the foods we do - what foods go well together, and what we need to include for a balanced meal.
Children can learn more about the world through cooking. Choose a dish per month from a different culture - and then spend a little time learning about that country and why they eat the way they do? Why is it that so many hot countries enjoy spicy, chilli-rich meals? What meats are popular in certain nations and how does the way they eat differ from ours. Start out with kid-friendly options such as Mexican, Indian and Italian (see our recipe section for menu ideas) and move onto other nations as your child's tastebuds become more adventurous. You could be surprised at what you child likes.
There's nothing like a sense of achievement to improve self-esteem. Cooking is a great way too boost children's confidence as the results are quick - and there for the whole family to enjoy. Remember to step back and let them him to do things by himself - after showing him the safest way to do everything of course!
Another of our reader, came up with this concept, which turns up to be contrary Linda's view of the topic,
Children, should really be left to stay busy with other stuffs rather than making them go to the kitchen.Let them be focused on education first, they can learn that later.
Do you Agree to this concept ?? I don't actually agree to this.So whats your take on this ?? Let them play till they are 16 or teach them how to cook before 16. Drop your views with us here :http://unnedu..com/2015/01/opinion-time-should-kids-be-taught-how.html
|Re: Opinion Time : Should Kids Really Be Taught How To Cook From Credo ? by simplemach(m): 2:52pm On Jan 04, 2015|
Ofcourse its best. Started cooking when i was like 5yrs old. And i'm enjoying it now.
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