10 benefits of food preparation with young children


I took this video of Solu preparing Okra by cutting off the top and I thought it illustrated some of the main advantages of food preparation with young children.

  1. Building confidence
  2. Developing a sense of order – a place for everything and everything in its place
  3. Developing self control
  4. Enriching Vocabulary
  5. Math preparation – observing and comparing dimensions like length, shape etc.
  6. Preparation for science and experiments- observing qualities and reactions to gravity
  7. Developing ability to start and finish a task
  8. Developing observation skills
  9. Strengthening eye hand coordination
  10. Developing practical life skills

Add to the list! What other benefits did you see in the video?

And because I know someone will ask, Solu is 2 years and 9 months old and yes, it is a sharp knife. 🙂

Live a good life!

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