It’s never too early to bring your child in tothe kitchen! Make cooking a fun activity at home.

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The prevailing situation around the world compelled an opportunity for everyone to shed a side from the rat race and evaluate the importance of leading a quality life. When life gives you lemons make lemonade right?Here’s an idea for all the parents who are googling ways to keep their kids occupied during the quarantine. Teach your kids the importance of preparing healthy yet yummy meals. Yes, we all know most kids are fussy eaters and somehow we all think healthy eating involves having bland boring food. It is not the case and we are here to tell you why.

Studies have shown that the best way for children to learn is through experience and cooking is an essential life skill that all people should master! Learning how to cook can provide practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Getting involved in cooking helps your child to develop fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, and even early concepts of math and science. And also help promote social, mental and physical development in children.

Children are picky eaters but getting them involved will spark their creativity to make do with what’s at home and experiment with a variety of options, which when you think about it will help your sanity for a long time. They love seeing how the different ingredients are instantly transformed before their eyes into a delicious dish. Here’s a list of yummy in my tummy dishes to make with your kids. (Log on to Astra Sri Lanka Facebook page for the recipes)

Egg Rice
Kadala stir fry
Falafel
French Toast
Cookies
Banana Fritters

Cooking with your children can be a many birds in one stone kind of activity, you can use this opportunity to teach your child how to clean up after themselves. And they’ll be able to do this on their own in no time!

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