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Being Safe in the Kitchen (part2)

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Using the Kitchen Safely

You have your ingredients neatly lined up, your hands washed, and your measuring spoons out. But before you start, it's a good idea to learn a few rules of the kitchen. It's easy to get injured in the kitchen if you're not careful, and a cut or burn will put an end to your fun cooking session.

Always ask your adult assistant if you can use blenders, food processors, knives, or other sharp kitchen tools. If you're allowed to use a knife, point the blade away from yourself and keep your fingers away from the blade when you're cutting.

Give the job your full attention — no looking at the TV for a quick second or yelling to your sister. Your adult assistant should be nearby to keep an eye on what you're doing.

The same goes for the stove or oven: Get permission first and be sure your adult assistant is nearby to watch you. Here are some ways to keep from getting burned:

• Use potholders or oven mitts (no dish towels) when handling hot pots, pans, or baking trays.

• Turn pot and pan handles toward the back of the stove so you won't knock them over by accident.

• Get help from an adult when using a gas stove. Never try to relight the pilot light on a gas stove. Only an adult should do this.

• Use only microwave-safe cookware in the microwave — never tinfoil or anything metal. If you're not sure if something is safe for use in the microwave, ask an adult first.

Cooking Lessons

Did you know there are special schools where grown-ups go to learn how to cook? That's because cooking is an art and it takes time and practice to learn how to do it. If you're just starting out, it can take a while before you learn how to crack an egg or cook the pasta until it's just right. You'll figure it out — with a little help from your adult assistant!

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Ten Things to Do During Summer Break

It’s Time to Play (Part1)

It’s Time to Play (Part2)

Problems with Legs and Feet

About Fit Kids

Fun and Frolics

The Boys and the Frogs

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