Family Traditions: Cooking and Learning Together
Family mealtime traditions — whether for a special holiday or during a routine family dinner — are huge opportunities for children to learn. In the kitchen, they can learn about nutrition, explore everyday math skills like measuring, and maybe learn a thing or two about how your family history influences the recipes and meals you make.
Practice manners and conversation skills like listening, storytelling, and asking questions while sharing family traditions with discussion questions like:
- Take the opportunity to tell your child the story of their family, and how much you appreciated Grandma’s mashed potatoes or Uncle David’s famous turkey. Ask: “Do you know where our family is from?”
- Traditions are habits or customs that are passed down and shared with family. Ask your child: “What are your favorite traditions that our family has?”