What type of utensil do you let your child use in cooking?
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What type of utensil do you let your child use in cooking?
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I notice at the store there is an area that has kid friendly cooking utensils. Do I buy those or let them get use to using adult size one?
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What type of utensil do you let your child use in cooking?

posted at 11/5/2013 11:30 AM EST
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I notice at the store there is an area that has kid friendly cooking utensils. Do I buy those or let them get use to using adult size one?

Re: What type of utensil do you let your child use in cooking?

posted at 11/5/2013 3:21 PM EST
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depending on the age and dexterity of the child
if very young kids involved I would certainly buy the child size equipment and let them learn alongside you making their own smaller version
they will love their own stuff     and it would increase their participation      in projects         and hold their interest longer

Re: What type of utensil do you let your child use in cooking?

posted at 11/5/2013 5:01 PM EST
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I really must agree with Nellie, but when my kids and grand kids were little there was nothing like a good old wooden spoon!!!

Re: What type of utensil do you let your child use in cooking?

posted at 11/5/2013 6:07 PM EST
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I think you should allow them to use the same equipment and utensils you use. 
Depending on the age of the child you can make things safe.  Cutting carrots or potatoes so they do not roll.
The problem with "child size" knives and things like that is if they are not sharp more effort may be put into cutting something and that is where accidents happen.  As the old adage..you  are more apt to cut yourself with a dull knife than a sharp one. 
For added safety a damp kitchen cloth under a cutting board helps prevent or limit sliding.
As for spoons if need be cut down an old wooden spoon to make it easier to stir. 
I think a good sturdy step stool is more important than sizing down utensils.  One wide enough to allow a bit of movement. 
Measuring spoons and cups with good clear markings will help as well...heck I need them as well. 

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