My daughter wants and needs to learn to cook. As a single father that doesn't know how himself, I wish I could cook and want my 12-year-old daughter to learn about cooking. I'm sure there are other life skills children also need that their parent or parents don't always really know how to do either. How do you go about figuring out how to teach such skills to your kids when you don't have the skills yourself?
Since neither of you knows how to cook you may wish to have a look at CBeebies Cooking Game. The game essentially consists of interactive, visual, step by step instructions of a number of different recipes. The instruction of the recipes used in the game are child friendly and easy to understand.
I made tomato spirals last week with a 4 year old. I let her play the game before we started cooking so she understood what we needed to do. She's still a little bit young so it got a bit messy (there was flour everywhere :) but we did manage to successfully make the dish together.
If you don't like the recipe ideas used in the CBeebies cooking game the BBC has another cooking recipes resource for kids here.