"For growing children at play, there is nothing so interesting as really 'doing things'. To 'help cook' is one of the most enjoyable things of childhood- to say nothing of being a sure way of producing good cooks. A child can cut up carrots at a very early age, with no more risk of injury than from falling down outside at play! A child can mix and stir, knead the dough and be given a piece to make a roll man, car or rabbit with raisin eyes. A child can fry eggs or make scrambled eggs- one of mine did every morning from the age of three! The kitchen should be an interesting room in which communication takes place between child and mother and also among adults."
- The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer