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Cooking with Appliances
When you're trying to get your child involved in the kitchen, moving
on to cooking with appliances will pique their interest and make
their lives a bit easier. If your child has no experience at all,
youll need to introduce them to some simple
first before allowing them to use the electrical
appliances that will improve their skills and repertoire. Also make
sure your children are at an age where they can safely use these
appliances with an adults supervision.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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The next step in teaching your child to cook is to introduce them to
the kitchen appliances that help you save time and cook more
exciting meals. These cooking with appliances page below are some of
the ones that are child friendly and easy to use:
to use the Bread Maker
The bread maker is easy to use and produces very satisfying
results. It can be difficult to clean however, and some
models can be very sensitive to the amounts of ingredients
you put in.
to use the Blender
This is where things start to get a little messy.
Youll need to give your child lots of encouragement and
opportunities to try different combinations of things to
blend. Be sure to highlight safe practices when blending hot
to use the Microwave
The microwave is an appliance that is incredibly versatile,
relatively safe and can be used to cook whole meals by
to use the Toaster Oven
The toaster oven is good fun to make simple, child
friendly food but does contain hot elements. Youll need to
introduce some basic safety rules at this point regarding
heat and electricity.
kids to use the Crock Pot
The crock pot should represent one of the final stages of
your childs cooking with appliances training, as they will
be able to use it to make full meals for the whole family.
At this point, bring back the skills they learned using the
hand held utensils to help them prepare a whole meal.
These should all be taught in addition to, or as alternatives to,
stove top and regular oven,
depending on the age and maturity
of your child. Make sure that youre giving your child plenty of
time to practice the necessary skills, along with offering
appropriate and positive feedback at all times. It will also be
important to give them opportunities to show off their talents to
their friends and family.
Teaching your children cooking with appliances should be fun for
both of you. If youre finding that you have to fight them to get in
to the kitchen, then its time to take a break. On the other hand,
if theyre constantly pestering you to let them help you out, give
them as many jobs as you can. By making them feel useful, youre
also helping to build their self confidence.
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