Wordless Wednesday: Learning in the Kitchen

Written by NPN_Admin on August 17th, 2011

Edited by Momma Jorje

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This week we asked: What does Learning in the Kitchen look like?

(Read more about Natural Learning on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)


Sasha with Spaghetti
Sasha sharpens her fine motor skills with spaghetti.

Sasha’s momma blogs at Momma Jorje.


From Sarah: “Esther helping me make cookies right before Abigail would
make her arrival (you can’t see how hugely pregnant I am in this photo!)”

Sarah blogs at Parenting God’s Children.


From Shannon: “Moira and my mother painting cookies together last Christmas. That same year we also made my Grandmother’s shortbread recipe, with adaptations for both dairy and gluten free, and peanut butter cups. Moira was very interested in the whole cookie making process.”

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.


From Brittany of Mama’s Felt Cafe: “This action shot is the first time my then 18 month-old son “cooked’ in his play kitchen. That wooden kitchen has not only provided hours of imaginative play for him, it was what inspired me to start making felt food of my own and led to the birth of my blog.”


From Charise: “Since we started Baby Led Weaning when Baby was 7 months old, he has learned about shapes and textures and how to explore with all of his senses. Baby has also learned how to have fun with healthy foods as evidenced by this picture of him with a green smoothie.”

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.


Making play-dough on a sick day. (It is the first time he’s stirred at the stove,
and it is coincidence that the play-dough and the tower are the same color.)

Emily blogs at Embrita.


Julia’s daughter, Marcella, helps make cookies.

Julia blogs at A Little Bit of All of It.


In a kitchen too tiny for a stool, children can help out if you bring the cooking down to their level on the floor!

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.


Jayme ‘helping’ Mama make old-fashioned apple muffins. Yum Yum! ~ From Amber


Still learning how to eat popcorn without dropping most of it on the ground. It’s getting better!

Laura blogs at Our Messy Messy Life.


From Stacy: “My 2yr old loves to help in the kitchen. Lately we’ve been hiding
beets in our baked goods. This recipe was from weelicious.com.”

Stacy blogs at Little graham cracker.


Heidi mincing mushrooms. Sort of.

Amanda blogs at Let’s Take the Metro.


L1 putting the finishing touches on his ratatouille, while dressed as Remy, of course! We have always felt that teaching knife skills and safety early were important in our food loving family. When Daddy is a chef, you learn to cook young! To see the rest of the process head over to True Confessions of a Real Mommy: L1 makes Ratatouille! ~ From Jennifer


It was Valentine’s Day, and his first time making cookies!

Shellina blogs at The Frugal Flambe.


Learning knife safety.

Lia blogs at The Leaking Llama.

Tell us: What does Learning in the Kitchen look like in your family?

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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Learning in the Kitchen

  1. Abbie  

    Great shots! I loved looking at these! Joshua mostly learns in the kitchen by banging pots and pans with wooden spoons while I cook, but now he’s learning to open drawers and pull out whatever he wants (yay?). :)

  2. Momma Jorje

    I am so impressed by all of your kids! And I love the fast moving action shot in the wooden kitchen, very cool!

  3. Lauren  

    I love the knife safety shots. I myself am terrified of knives, so I let his dad handle that with Mikko. :) It’s a good idea to start young, though!

  4. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    These are amazing! I love seeing photos of kids helping in the kitchen. I love all the different ages showcased.

  5. Kristin  

    Love it! These kids all look like they are having a great time. I love cooking with my girls one at a time, but still haven’t been able to figure out how to manage all three together. So sadly, we don’t cook together as often as I’d like!

  6. Melanie  

    These are all awesome! I nanny 4 kids and one of them (3yo) ADORES cooking and wants to help pour anything and everything. Her latest task is learning to crack an egg- I’m more proud of the times that she asks for help than the times she can smash it on her own :) I was never good at asking for help, so I’m so happy to see her learning it already.

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