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5 Responses to A Child’s Place Is in the Kitchen

  1. Gaby@Tmuffin  

    This was a great reminder that kids can (and love) to do just about anything we parents do! And I love the tips. Grating cheese, tearing lettuce… those are all great things for a toddler to do. I often don’t let Baby T help out because I don’t know what he’s capable of. I need to remember that messes can be cleaned up and dinner doesn’t have to be perfect.

  2. Momma Jorje

    Love this! Sasha loves to add any ingredient she can and she puts spaghetti noodles into a glass for me. (I break them in half and put them in a glass while waiting for the water to boil.) She is only 2 now, but I look forward to more help and learning in the kitchen!

  3. Acacia Moore

    Fantastic article, I couldn’t agree with you more. What a gift we give our children when we will SLOW DOWN to their pace and involve them in daily life activities. The practice and learning is invaluable!

  4. Natalie B

    Thank you so much for this article. I believe in the importance of having kids in the kitchen, but without really knowing ‘why’. This has highlighted so many good reasons! The point about even involving newborns is very interesting 🙂 Will be saving this article for future reference.

  5. Rachel Stone  

    I love this piece! I totally agree and would add that a child’s place is in the garden, too. My son, a very picky eater, helped plant and then harvest radishes. Guess who was first to chomp through them? Him, of course–though I doubt he’d have touched them if he hadn’t been so involved in their life. Cooking can do much the same thing!