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Tips to cook with kids

Tips to cook with kids

from 1 year 6 months to 3 years

As cooking engages all of the senses – seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and (most fabulously) tasting – cooking with little kids provides them with fabulous sensory input that is really important for brain development.

And cooking with kids can be lots of fun and relatively stress-free with a little preparation:

  • Choose a time when your toddler is not overly tired – first thing in the morning or after naptime work well.
  • To keep the cooking experience short to suit a short toddler attention span, pre-measure the ingredients before you begin and have them individually separated ready for your toddler to add to the mixing bowl or pot.
  • Toddlers love to mix and stir so be sure to include mixing and stirring in the cooking experience!
  • There will invariably be a mess but that is part of the process too. Fortunately toddlers also love helping to clean up!

Make cute photos with your little cooker, upload to the App. Write how your kid helps you in the kitchen.

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