Here are my children making one of our family favorites, chicken cutlets. Kevin had a "how to" project in 3rd grade and he knows these steps forward and back. There are never leftovers when this is on the menu!
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As our children get older, there is no reason they cannot become active participants in all aspects of home life. It is amazing how food tastes better to them when they are the chefs!
Cooking with Miss Leary
What better way is there to keep learning on-going throughout the summer months than cooking with your kids? Not only is cooking fun and tasty, but
it also helps develop fine motor and social skills while encouraging responsibility and hands on learning experiences.
It’s no big secret that children learn more when they are actively
engaged in their own learning. They also develop confidence and motivation when they are able to see the end result of their hard work pay off. So if you’re bored on a rainy summer day away from the pool, it’s just
too hot and sticky to be outside, or you’re just plain hungry, choose a recipe to create with your kids.
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites below, most of which are healthy alternatives to traditional versions. I never compromise health for taste, so believe me when I say they are just as good! All are easy enough
to whip up on any given day. Gather your kids and your cooking supplies and let them measure, pour, peel, and slice away! Happy cooking!
*Check out her blog for recipes and craft ideas throughout the summer [http://laurensloveslaughsandlessons.blogspot.com/p/recipes.html]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a robust website with helpful resources and information to aide understanding of health and wellness. There are interactive portions, recipe advice, videos, and more. It is certainly worth the visit.