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Cooking with kids: big fun, with a dash of skill development

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(Read caption) Cooking with kids: big fun, with a dash of skill development. Modern Parenthood invites a gourmand mom to to write about the benefits, for parent and child, of rolling up your sleeves and whipping something delicious up in the kitchen together.

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For many years now, I have enjoyed combining two of my favorite topics; cooking and education. Cooking can be a fun pastime to share with children of all ages. But it’s more than just an engaging activity. Cooking is absolutely bursting with opportunities for children to develop new skills!

Just a few of the many skills that are developed through cooking:

A few tips to help make your cooking experience enjoyable for everyone:

Children learn best when they are engaged in meaningful, hands-on activities. So, next time you’re in the kitchen, grab your kid (or borrow someone else’s) and get cooking!

The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of the best family and parenting bloggers out there. Our contributing and guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor, and the views expressed are the bloggers' own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. Amy Deline blogs at The Gourmand Mom.