user profile
Kraft User
header language image
My Favourites
Shopping List
Close Icon
Why Cook with Kids?
Recipe Image

Why Cook with Kids?

Spending time with your children in the kitchen can be very rewarding - for both them and you. Not only is it fun, but there are many developmental benefits to having kids in the kitchen.

  • Teaches teamwork by working and sharing with others in the kitchen
  • Builds organization and math skills by counting, measuring and following recipe directions
  • Builds confidence, responsibility and self esteem
  • Encourages creativity
  • Builds sensory skills through tasting, hearing, touching, smelling and seeing different foods
  • Develops motor skills such as hand eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Allows you to spend fun time together and encourages bonding between siblings by fostering sharing and communication
  • Builds a foundation for healthy habits and food and nutrition skills that will be carried on throughout their lives
  • Increases a child's interest in trying new foods by increasing exposure to a variety of foods
  • Reinforces family traditions and heritage by sharing recipes
  • Increases likelihood of meeting nutritional requirements. Families who cook and eat together tend to have a more sound nutritional intake and include a wider variety of foods in their diet.
Similar Articles