Preschool (2 - 5 yrs)
Preschoolers can begin to learn basic concepts that they will need in the kitchen. Keep in mind that their attention spans are short, so small tastks are usually best, particularly those that don’t call for actual prep work.
Preteens (9 - 12 yrs)
Preteens should be able to read labels, follow recipes and prepare many parts of simple dishes themselves. They should feel comfortable with basic knife skills, turning on appliances and in some cases be ready to cook on their own.
Teenagers (13 - 16 yrs)
Teenagers shouldn’t need close supervision and can choose what they would like to cook. They can prepare meals for the family.
Young Cook (6 - 8 yrs)
As kids learn to read, the perfect activity is to read cookbooks and follow recipes with your child. You need to decide when your child is ready to begin using adult knives, the stove and oven. Remember to keep close and constant supervision at all times.
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