The first time I saw Gnocchi made was at a friend’s home in Italy.
We were all relaxing with wine, cheese and antipasti while our host prepared the Gnocchi right there in the kitchen. There was no go and sit in the other room while I do things in the kitchen. We were altogether watching, doing, talking and laughing about the crazy things our children did that week. It was pretty amazing being part of the food experience.
Kids are the same way. Introduce them and include them in cooking and they are enthusiastic and interested.