I love having a stash of simple recipes for kids on hand for when the children want to do some baking. This choc chip flapjack recipe is a really great one for kids to try. It’s quick and easy to make, uses ingredients you probably have to hand (or at least available the local store) and it lets children practise lots of practical kitchen and maths skills. Oh, and did I mention it’s yummy?
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The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.
Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.
The benefits of playing with play dough
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Learning can be delicious with fun kids science experiments like these homemade lollipops. They’re easy to make, yummy to eat and give children the opportunity for some hands-on science investigation.
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Here’s a great recipe for Valentine cookies. They’re really easy to make, and look – and taste! – fantastic.
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Day Eleven of our Simple Play series is all about kids in the kitchen. Cooking with kids offers opportunities to have fun, learn great life skills, and work on every day maths and science. Plus you might end up with something yummy to eat too. If you need ideas for easy kids recipes, here are our favourites – all tried, tested and eaten by us!
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