An experienced lawyer, Andrew Barovick serves as a partner with Alegria & Barovick LLP in New York City. Outside of work, Andrew Barovick enjoys exploring new restaurants and preparing delicious foods at home. While perhaps not a traditional location for parenting, the kitchen provides opportunities to impart lessons and grow closer to children.
in the kitchen can begin at very early ages. Toddlers can help adults
count the number of fruits or vegetables they are using and report
colors. Talking about ingredients helps build vocabulary.
children grow older, adults can teach them about safety and what they
can and cannot touch. Parents may also want to talk about where food
comes from and other basics of agriculture. Making a recipe with a child
helps teach reading comprehension and following directions.
can take part in cooking by choosing meals and foods for the family.
The knowledge that they contribute helps build confidence. As children
get older, they can help with mixing dough, basic chopping, and more.
Naturally, children will spill foods and make mistakes. Being caring and
understand helps them develop self-esteem.