My 10-year old son would always help his momi with the cooking or baking. He would do the batter for our pancakes and waffles, and would even blend the milk with other ingredients for our refrigerated cakes or pies. So when I learned that Brotzeit will be having a Junior Chef @ Work workshop for kids, I readily enlisted my boy. Brotzeit, by the way, is a restaurant just outside Shangri-la Mall and offers world-famous German beers and authentic bavarian cuisine.
That same day after the workshop, he relayed to me on our way home that it was one of his most memorable summer activities. This mother was all the happier to hear the good news.
Let me recount the fun activity for you. You might also want to enroll your kids at the Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work.
Baking is all about following directions. And because they are kids, they tend to get distracted by things and movements around them. Enrolling them in activities like baking or cooking is an extremely good way to reinforce following directions.
One applaudable character of Chef Ivan was the way he gave his instructions to the kids. He recited the steps then showed the process to the children. He did not leave my son until he got what was asked of him to do.