There are plenty of reasons to get kids in the kitchen at an early age. At Southern Season, we like to focus on the fun and creative aspects of cooking, which is why we offer a series of Kids in the Kitchen classes each quarter. They are ideal for children ages 8 to 12.
Know who else thinks it’s a good idea? The American Heart Association, which has documented such benefits as openness to eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as increasing the frequency of structured time for family meals.
Learning to make simple recipes can boost a child’s math skills as well as verbal comprehension. And as any adult who has baked a cake knows, science is behind the magic that converts a bowl of batter into a delicious celebration.
Our October-December schedule focuses on holiday baking and making gifts from the kitchen, but the lessons also build life skills and self-esteem. Earned praise can go a long way with a child, inspiring them to take on more challenging tasks and gaining satisfaction with each achievement.
Here’s hoping that the Cooking School’s Kids in the Kitchen classes bring joy and accomplishment to your child – and maybe even some delicious holiday treats for your family. All classes are $35 per student and are taught by Cooking School staff, unless where noted. Reserve your seats soon; our Halloween Baking and Bûche de Noël classes already are sold out!
Additionally, note that the Cooking School is offering a series of Gingerbread House decorating classes November 26-28. These are open to all ages and skill levels.