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Do you think that children should learn to bake and cook?

  1. MellyMoo profile image59
    MellyMooposted 5 years ago

    Do you think that children should learn to bake and cook?

  2. cloverleaffarm profile image63
    cloverleaffarmposted 5 years ago

    Yes! I taught both my kids how to cook, and bake starting from age 2. Obviously, at age two they were just helping me stir and things, but it gave them the basics from almost day one. My older son, loves to cook, and create in the kitchen.
    It is important to teach your children how to cook, and it creates special memories for all. I wrote a hub on this, if you care to read it.

  3. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    Yes - they should spend time from a young age with Mum / Dad in the kitchen learning from a young age so they can cook for  themselves as well as the family .
    It is sad to hear about people growing up unable to cook.

  4. joanwz profile image76
    joanwzposted 5 years ago

    Yes I taught both my kids how to bake and cook from an early age They're all grown up now and are both creative in the kitchen. They are able to come up with their own recipes and have come up with a few adaptations of some of mine that are genius. My son's wife loves the fact that he can cook, because she doesn't like it much and isn't nearly as handy in the kitchen as he is.

  5. yoginijoy profile image73
    yoginijoyposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I never learned as a child and now as an adult I am a terrible cook!  I tend to forget to eat and get headaches as a result. Please teach the children this necessary skill.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      C'mon, it's never too late to learn how to cook.   I believe that children are TOO YOUNG to learn to cook.  Let the lessons begin when they are teenagers!  Let them be CHILDREN for God's sake. Don't THRUST adult responsibilities on children!

  6. Volitans profile image82
    Volitansposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely. Not knowing how to cook and bake dooms your children to a life of terrible food and eating out. Not only is eating out far more expensive than eating in, it's also mch harder to stick to a healthy diet when you have to eat out constantly.

    I was taught to cook from a young age, and I'm happier for it. So is my wife. smile

    1. SkySlave profile image83
      SkySlaveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with what you've said about eating out. Its so much cheaper to make it yourself and with enough practice you can make it taste ten times better too.

  7. shiningirisheyes profile image59
    shiningirisheyesposted 5 years ago

    Yes - My family taught me at an early age and it has provides me some of the best life moments while enjoying family, friends and good food.

  8. SkySlave profile image83
    SkySlaveposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely! Teaching kids how to cook is teaching them more than just preparing food. When you teach a child how to cook your also teaching them creativity, and knowledge of other cultures and what the other cultures eat. Your also teaching them timing, accuracy and dexterity. I think its important to teach kids about the responsibility of handling dangerous equipment in the kitchen. (how to hold a knife, how ovens, stove tops and deep fryers work, etc) I was thought by my mother and grandparents how to cook safely in a kitchen at a young age and i couldn't be more grateful. Because of the interest they gave me in they in the culinary arts, i went on to gain an associates degree in culinary arts with Le Cordon Bleu. I may not have done this if i was not encouraged to cook when i was little. I believe that its just another door you can open for your children, just make sure there only cooking with you present in the kitchen to ensure safety until they reach an age where their capable of cooking on their own.

  9. vespawoolf profile image97
    vespawoolfposted 5 years ago

    Yes! I learned to cook and bake at a young age. To this day, I enjoy working in the kitchen. I owe it to my early education at home.

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    Marntzuposted 5 years ago

    I'd say yes. I took my first cooking class in second grade at a children's rec facility on the base my family was living at in Germany. It's been my passion ever since.

  11. MellyMoo profile image59
    MellyMooposted 5 years ago

    I wholeheartedly agree with all of you. When i left home I really had no idea, except for alittle baking. I am making sure my children get in the kitchen whenever possible. It is so important for them to have these skills. Freecampingaussie, you're right....it is sad.
    Josnwz, good on you for teaching your kids. It must be great when they come up with those variations:)
    Shiningirisheyes...that's also what it's about isn't it....enjoying together!
    Yoginjoy.... Sorry to hear that you did not learn&suffer from headaches. Try my trick. Start googling&before you shop, plan your meals ahead so you know what ingredients to buy. It's so important to feed our bodies well, regularly.
    Skyslave, you brought up some very good points re. Safety
    Volitans, totally agree. Eating out should be done occasionally. It sure is more expensive&you can't always be sure what you are eating either.
    Vespawoolf, great that you learnt at home too.
    Marntzu, what a wonderful passion!

  12. MargaritaEden profile image75
    MargaritaEdenposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely, most of them love doing it, for the purpose of spending more time with us parents, and it is fun to!

  13. glorgeousmom profile image80
    glorgeousmomposted 5 years ago

    I do think that children must all learn some basic know-how in the kitchen simply because we are an evolving specie. Knowledge is power and teaching our children some basic kitchen rudiments will help build their self esteem, gain more self-confidence, and help empower them in the future. They will learn safety measures all the time and so they will gain insights of the dangers they are to face outside the home. They will learn how to be very patient, diligent, consistent, some level of accuracy which they will learn and develop while learning how to bake. They will learn to do the math too. They will learn to be creative, resourceful and innovative and a whole lot more. But I don't believe in forcing a child in learning something he/she doesn't like. And the best time to introduce and teach a child on basic kitchen rudiments (it is the same with other form of learning) is when they are inquisitive the most because the love for learning will come naturally to them.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 months agoin reply to this


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    susanm23bposted 5 years ago

    I absolutely think that children should learn to bake and cook.  Of course, they should only be doing age-appropriate tasks--being careful with knives, hot pots, etc. AND with adult supervision.

    Not only does learning to cook give them a feeling of accomplishment and self sufficiency, but it can also be an enjoyable hobby or even a great career!  Today's child learning to fry an egg could be tomorrow's celebrated chef!

  15. Efficient Admin profile image93
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    I would say yes definitely.  Kids should learn their way around the kitchen and how to handle the equipment.  It's good for them to learn how to take care of things around the house they live in.  It's to their advantage to know these things before they get out there on their own.

    1. MellyMoo profile image59
      MellyMooposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It sure is!

  16. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 4 months ago


    I would say let them be children & explore their childhood.  When they are teenagers, they can learn to cook. Children who have responsibilities thrust upon them in childhood, learn to resent them as such responsibilities distract from a normative childhood.  They have plenty of time to learn to cook & bake.  Let them be children!