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At what age did you let your kids start cooking?

My 3 year old LOVES to cook. She actually stands on a chair and cooks eggs. and anything i cook in a frying pan..( I DO STAND THER AND NEVER LEAVE)

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Asked by chrstny88 at 1:50 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • My kids have been cracking eggs since they were around 2. They love helping me, but I haven't let them near the hot stove. I'm even afraid with my 15 year old!

    Answer by mompam at 1:51 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • ive been cookin since i was real little too. i guess thats why i dont mind my daughter doing it. She isnt your average 3 yr old. SHe understands a lot more then most kids her age.

    Comment by chrstny88 (original poster) at 1:56 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I think I need to let go a little. Tonight's the night my teen will cook pasta!!

    Answer by mompam at 1:58 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • sounds like a good idea. Good luck.

    Comment by chrstny88 (original poster) at 2:03 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • That is a good start. They all need to start cooking at some time. My boys they are all grown now , they help me with cooking. and with the Laundery since they where little.

    Answer by Sw_Dolphin at 5:38 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • My kids started helping me around 2 years old, my 13 yr old can cook for himself if need be. My daughter is more interested than anyone of the other kids, she's been in the kitchen with me, literally since she's been born....first it was in her bassinet while I cooked dinner, then she graduated to her swing, then high she stands on a chair beside me, and helps prepare...she will stir scrambled eggs while I stand beside her, she's 5. She can make her own toast and butter it.... she helps me bake also.

    I will say that if I am cooking anything that can "splash" or "pop" she isn't allowed near the stove, but she can help prepare it. I am to horrified of the thought of her having to endure a grease burn at her age. It does them really good to help both preparing, cooking/baking, and cleaning up afterwards...

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 5:48 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • mine were helping since about 18 mos. really cooking by 8

    Answer by luvschocolate at 9:28 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

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