The conclusion of every school year is a proud time for parents, but it can also be a time of great worry. There are headlines all over the news landscape regarding the dangers of summer. Whether it is idle minds that can get kids in trouble or the blistering hot sun, parents on a budget can have a tough time figuring out ways to keep their kids active and engaged in the summer.

Rookie Chef’s, Founder and CEO, Vanessa Retter is imploring parents to consider the benefits of cooking this summer to keep their children happy and safe while learning valuable lessons outside of the classroom. Retter is the Founder and CEO of Rookie Chef, a company that launched after creating a custom kitchen island that allows kids to cook their own meals and have fun with their families.

The CDC sites in an article that the majority of dangers kids face during the summer months are caused by a lack of supervision outside. By spending time teaching kids in the kitchen, parents put their children in a better position.

According to Retter:

Learning to cook has a cool factor that it didn’t used to have. This is evidenced through shows like Chopped Junior, Kids Baking Championship and Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off.
Teaching your kids to cook their own meal at their own private cooking station designed for their size will allow them to not only learn how to cook but how to take ownership and responsibility to create something they can be proud to show their family.
Cooking in the summer is great because it keeps kids indoors on those blistering hot days, but it also keeps them active and away from the television or video games.