Setting the Table: Laying the placements (if you use them), napkins, utensils, plates, and cups are things many children can do. Just be sure to remind them that all settings must be aligned with each chair at the table. They can also serve beverages and place salt and pepper shakers on the table.
Please don’t forget that children can help cleaning up as well! Making sure that the bowls, pots and pans used are soaking in water for easy cleansing is an easy first step to learn. Children can also help with wiping the counter, table, and placing dishes and other soiled utensils into the sink.
Cooking meals with our children gives us the perfect opportunity to break away from our overscheduled lives, so we can connect and create lasting memories while doing something we enjoy. We get to bring the history of our family and culture to life in our kitchen - with the added bonus of enjoying a delicious meal. While it may mean having more patience and adding extra time for preparation and clean-up, it’s worth the smiles, laughter, and the time spent bonding as a family.
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