Your kids will build 14 basic skills independently:
- Simple instructions written directly to the kids.
- No sidebar distractions or “playing next” loops… (Um, wait, how many hours have you been watching Kids Baking Challenge???) <<not here!
- No knives.
- And only 5% supervision necessary!
Any child who can read and be trusted to follow directions on their own is a perfect fit for Kids Cook Solo, especially if they have any interest in cooking themselves.
NO prior experience necessary! (We do the training, even on the basics.)
The 5% Adult Help Needed
You don’t need “one more thing” on a screen for your kids to do — with a ton of prep time from parents.
You need help!
I’m listening, mamas, and I created a brand new way to help you get a little time back in the kitchen with almost no investment of your time.
During each self-paced lesson, your child will be instructed to teach you what they’ve learned about safety or clean-up.
You can mark off each step on the parent checklist and then give permission for the actual cooking/baking to begin.
Your child learns better because they’re teaching you.
You feel confident that they’ll be safe (and not messy).
Imagine: You close your computer at 5:00 and, ta da!
Part of dinner is already started.
Or a snack is prepared for tomorrow.
Your child will build such confidence in the kitchen after just a few lessons that you’ll have no problem assigning a “snack master” on a regular basis — and you can actually get some uninterrupted work done!
After just 3 lessons, you’ll have independent snack makers, and it only gets better from there!
An Email from a 13-year-old Inspired Me…
After our summer camp in June, I got an email from 13-year-old Rachel Kelly.
I’m 13 and have never really cooked before. A friend told me about your virtual summer camp, and I decided to test it out. I love it!
I’ve learned so much along the way! My little brother (age 10) helped out some days, too. We both have gained an incredible amount of skill through this program, and are now able to cook meals by ourselves!
I am confident in the kitchen now, and will continue to use the skills I learned here for the rest of my life! Thank you!
She sent a picture of the dinner she customized that night, and I was hooked. I had to know more.
How did she do it on her own?
Summer camp was intended to connect families together during quarantine, yet somehow she didn’t need any adult help.
I asked some questions, and she clarified:
All of the recipes were clearly designed for kids, so it was really easy to follow along and learn the skills along the way.
I also did the lessons on Zoom with a friend, so if we had any problems we worked through them together.
I wanted to give this gift to more kids and families, especially as school started gearing up with so many going virtual and trying homeschool for the first time.
I organized the same videos Rachel benefited from, put stovetop safety earlier in the sequence, and took out sharp knives because they make parents nervous. 😉
I rewrote every lesson plan to speak directly to the kids.
No offense, parents, but we’re leaving you out here.
Then I added a few new lessons on presentation skills to help your kids gain yet another valuable life skill.
With just 10-20 minutes on a computer per lesson, your kids will spend time working with their hands and being creative, and you’ll get to eat delicious, nourishing food.
Tonya K. said that there’s nowhere other than Kids Cook Real Food that her kids can build this amount of critical thinking, independence, and creativity.
Her 10-year-old saved them about $60 the other night because both parents were exhausted by Friday and were planning to go out to eat in California. Her daughter offered to cook, went to the fridge to see what they had, and said, “I could make quesadillas.”
The family ate at home.
Tonya says it’s amazing, because, “I have another partner now in brainstorming what to make for dinner.”
Want to see what skills YOUR kids will build in Kids Cook Solo?