3-6 year olds
A cookery programme for under-sixes, I Can Cook is filmed in a bespoke kitchen and aims to get young children excited about food. The show is presented by Katy Ashworth, and each 15-minute episode follows five youngsters as they learn to cook a fun and tasty dish. Katy teaches them how to prepare their workstations, wash their hands and what to do with all the ingredients. They have a lot of fun along the way, singing, playing games and finding out more about food and where it comes from. It’s an upbeat, energetic show that is sure to encourage children to want to start cooking.
Katy – Presenter and fictional chef, Katy never stops smiling and loves to sing. She keeps an orderly kitchen but also enjoys getting messy while she’s cooking!
I Can Cook helps children to:
Preparation for cooking at home
Here are some tips to help you make your child’s first experience of cooking as enjoyable as possible.
Work surface and area
It's best if the work surface is at the height of the child to allow the child to stand to cook. The child should not be balanced on a chair to reach a counter. Perhaps use a picnic table or a child-sized table. Involve your child in getting the work area set up and keeping it clean throughout, so your child can learn good habits from the start.