Brain boosting activity in the kitchen

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Ignite your little one’s passion for food! Turn meal preparation into an enjoyable experience for the whole family to share.

Kitchen fun

Preparing the meal as a team creates an opportunity for talking and learning  for your toddler or pre-schooler and is a great brain boosting activity that can be repeated every day.

Here's a few tips to get you started:

  • Decide together which ingredients to get out – talk about what they are called as you collect them
  • Talk about which ingredient to cut up or measure first. Does your child know the names? Can they tell you which to choose?
  • Talk about how to prepare fresh ingredients. Do we have our apples with skin on, skin off, seeds in or seeds out?
  • If you’re following a recipe, read and follow the steps together. Your local library will have great children’s recipe books that are filled with pictures to help involve young children.
  • Talk about where some of the ingredients come from before they found their way into the fridge? Are they grown under the ground or on a plant, or are they from an animal ... which one?

Your child needs simple everyday activities like this one that provides chances to interact, chat and learn together with you. 


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