Posted by Be-Ve Kids on Jan 24th 2023

​Teaching little kids to prep and cook simple meals themselves can provide many benefits for their overall development and well-being. Here are 8 benefits of teaching little kids to prep and cook simple meals themselves:

  1. Enhances fine motor skills: Cooking requires children to use fine motor skills to handle utensils, measure ingredients, and stir and pour.
  2. Enhances cognitive development: Cooking can also help children to develop their cognitive skills, as they learn about different ingredients, measurements, and cooking methods.
  3. Encourages creativity and self-expression: Cooking allows children to be creative and express themselves by trying new recipes and experimenting with different ingredients.
  4. Enhances math skills: Cooking requires children to measure ingredients, which can help to improve their math skills and understanding of basic concepts like fractions and measurement.
  5. Enhances language development: Cooking can be used to teach children new words and concepts, such as different types of food, cooking terms, and measurements.
  6. Encourages healthy eating habits: Cooking allows children to learn about healthy food choices and to take an active role in preparing their own meals, which can help to promote healthy eating habits.
  7. Builds self-esteem: Cooking can be used as a reward or positive reinforcement to help children build self-esteem and feel good about their accomplishments.
  8. Enhances responsibility and independence: Cooking can help children to develop a sense of responsibility and independence, as they take on the task of preparing their own meals.

Teaching little kids to prep and cook simple meals themselves can be a great way to enhance their overall development and well-being, by fostering fine motor skills, cognitive development, 

creativity and self-expression, math skills, language development, healthy eating habits, self esteem, and responsibility and independence.

Find child safe cutlery, bowls and platters here to make mealtime even more fun!