Over the past few weeks, we’ve been training the girls in making breakfast in the mornings. They take turns being the breakfast helper, and when it’s their turn, they’re learning to make scrambled eggs and oatmeal. There are a lot of steps involved in the process (cracking eggs, pouring milk, etc.), and since they’re working at the stove, they still need a lot of oversight. But we’re hoping that all this training will pay off eventually and they’ll be able to fix breakfast on their own!
One other thing I’m doing right now is taking my girls through a free mini-course from Kitchen Stewardship. It’s a knife skills course for all ages of children, and it’s fantastic! Obviously, it teaches knife safety to the kids, but as I’ve watched it, I’ve found that even I learned a few things (and learned some really good ways of explaining cutting techniques to the kids)!
I thought some of you might enjoy watching these videos with your kids as well. There is SO much good information packed into these videos! If you’re training your kids in the kitchen at all, this mini course is a must-watch.
The knife skills mini course is available to watch for free now through November 2. And in the interest of full disclosure, this mini course is part of a larger Kids Cook Real Food eCourse available for purchase from Kitchen Stewardship (and for which I’m an affiliate). That course will be available to buy on October 27. Whether you choose to upgrade to the full course or not, you can still watch the knife skills mini course for FREE!
Where are you with your kids & cooking? Are they still too young to be helping? Do they already know how to make some things? Do tell!