To prepare independently always quicker, than with children or any other assistants, but it is necessary to try to find time for joint preparation of a lunch or a dinner that the child not only learned to prepare, but also derived pleasure from communication with parents and from joint pastime in kitchen.
It is optional to force the child to participate in culinary process - it has to have interest in what is done by mom in kitchen, and desire to help it. For a start it is possible to allocate to the child personal accessories – plates, a cutting board, tableware. Let him watch your actions and tries to repeat them.
Joint cooking has many advantages. The child to whom entrusted participation in an important issue will feel confident in own forces, in it self-confidence which is important for all undertakings will become stronger. During joint stay in kitchen it is possible to explain, than various devices can be dangerous, tell about safety measures bases not to be afraid that in the absence of parents the child will want to prepare for them a culinary surprise.
Preparation of various dishes will help to teach the child to patience and that process was not routine, it is possible to add to it educational notes – reading recipes or inscriptions on packings, storing of names of kitchen utensils or new products.
Watching various processes (from boiling of water before thawing of chocolate), the child will be interested as well as why it occurs – an excellent occasion to tell a little about physics. The most positive in joint cooking is an opportunity to spend time with the child, to communicate to it, to see new emotions. Before teaching to train the child together with you, it is necessary to make sure that the workplace the safest, all necessary is near the child. It is necessary to watch everything that is done by the child, but at the same time without special need not to interfere with process, giving the chance to show independence and imagination. If the age of the child does not allow it to cook full-fledged dishes, but there is a wish to help mom very much, it is possible to begin with simple things – washing of vegetables or fruit, mixing of some ingredients, cutting cookies by means of molds. After the joint culinary masterpiece is ready, it is possible to set together the table – from this dish will seem even more tasty, and the child will be overflowed by emotions.