What does cooking have to do with reading? A whole lot because reading recipes is involved! Encourage your children to help out in the kitchen with cooking and have them read from recipes and other items at the same time. And, have a lot of fun while you are doing it too!
There are a variety of excellent cookbooks for children available. Or, you may have family recipes that you have collected over the years and written down on index cards or typed out. The goal is to have your children read. Start with the ingredients. Let them read and then collect the items that are needed. After that, continue on to the instructions. What is step 1? Step 2? Ask them questions about what they have read to make sure they understand what is involved.
Above all, be patient and understanding. If egg shells get in the bowl, show them how to remove them and what to do in the future. Help them read the numbers and then set the temperature on the oven. Then, set a timer on a clock for the correct cooking time. I guarantee that if you involve your children in cooking, you will create life long memories!