My daughter is very proud to share with you an apple crumble recipe that she made all by herself. It’s a lovely recipe for autumn and gives children a chance to try out some hands-on math and practical skills. Here’s how she made hers:
Here is the final installment in our special series featuring activities for toddlers. We’ve already covered sensory play, maths games, art and craft, reading, writing and song, and outdoor play, science and active games and today our last edition is all about cooking. Can toddlers cook? You bet they can! It might get just a little messy, but it’s great fun and packed with opportunity for learning. Here are some simple recipes, all tried and tested with my own kids.
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Do your children help in the kitchen? Last night I had L peeling potatoes and B stirring a sauce, to help me whilst I was making dinner. Having them helping meant it took longer to get the food ready but on nights when we’re not in a hurry I’d really like to get them more involved with the cooking. It was cosy, all pottering in the kitchen together and of course they’re learning important skills which they will take with them as the grow up – and one day use to make my dinner for me!
L who is four managed to peel the potatoes quite well – and we set the rules that she had to be sitting down still while she was holding the peeler, and watching out for her fingers. B who is seven loved being in charge of making the sauce, holding the saucepan handle and stirring gently.
Are your children chefs in the making? What kind of tasks do you get them involved with? Are there any jobs you think they shouldn’t do – at what age would you let them use sharps knives for example? I’d love to hear your ideas – hope you’ll leave a comment.