I am presently teaching my 8 year old grand daughter to cook and so far we've made her favorite dishes, like macaroni & cheese, grilled cheese, pancakes and now were onto cookies.......But she's doing good. I'm retired and a widow for 5 years so teaching a child to cook helps me and her. She's anxious to learn how to fix her Mother a nice breakfast for Mothers day. I'm sure she will succeed. I love spending time with my family and we have a lot of great meals together.