Do you cook with your children? Do you play cooking games with your children? I am asking these questions before writing this post because recently I was thinking of the benefits of playing cooking games for kids. To my surprise, I could find many reasons to continue playing cooking games with him. Cooking games have different benefits for children that help them to grow as smart individuals. Therefore, in this post, I want to share some of the benefits of cooking games with kids. Anyway, as I help my son to play both online & offline games, I want to share the benefits of both.
Before reading further, please note that although there are benefits of playing cooking games for kids, make sure you pay attention when choosing games, especially online games. Screen time should be age appropriate otherwise it can be addictive too. Be sure to choose educational games that suit their age.
What are the Benefits of Playing Cooking Games with Kids?
Encourage kids to cook
Although they start as a game, little ones will grow up with a passion for cooking. They will find the kitchen as a place to experiment with their creativity while cooking delicious dishes for their family members. Kids can experiment with the art of cooking by playing different games that are beneficial for them once grow. Pretend play is important for kids for their development and cooking games are another excellent opportunity for them.
Learn about ingredients
As a parent, it is wise to choose educational cooking games if you play online. There are free games that promote cooking foods by matching recipe ingredients that help little ones to identify different cuisine and food ingredients. By playing a game, kids can think of different ways to match ingredients into a recipe that creates a mouth-watering dish. They can use this knowledge and experience in a real recipe when they grow and are ready to cook. We played this cooking game that needs matching recipe ingredients. It requires cooking the given recipe by combining different ingredients which makes it fun to play with.
Improved memory and better cognitive skills
Playing games need concentration. If kids play online video games, they will spend some time concentrating on the task they do. There are various games that are suitable for kids such as this Candy Fiesta video game which we played recently. Basically, this game is suitable for grown-up kids.
The colorful candies make it an attractive play as kids love such sweet treats. On the other hand, this game requires children to think and concentrate on what they do. It requires the player to move candy pieces vertically or horizontally to create 3 or more in a row. While playing this, I found it is suitable for children and fortunately this site doesn’t have ads as well. Ads free means that I can easily allow the child to play a game without bothering much. This game can easily help children to improve their cognitive skills and memory.
Kids will improve their fine motor and eye-hand coordination when they engage in relevant activities such as playing relevant cooking games online or in a kitchen. They can even engage in real cooking activities under the supervision of an adult. Chopping, mixing, and squeezing are some activities that help kids to improve their fine motor skills. Check this Matcha Tea Popsicles with Yogurt recipe that I cooked with my toddler.
Above are some of the many benefits of playing cooking games with kids. Finally, playing with kids is a great way to spend time together in relaxing activities. That will also improve bonding that helps in creating a healthy relationship with kids.
Do you play with your kids? Do you play both online and offline cooking games? Please share your thoughts as a comment.