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Young children love to copy what they see their parents doing, and cooking is one big grown-up adventure for them! The kitchen can be a dangerous environment for little ones, but with care, they can play along side you as you prepare their food, and even make their own dinners!
The youngest toddlers are best off mixing! Give them a bowl and have them mix up dried ingredients such as pasta, rice, lentils and flour with a wooden or plastic spoon. Then give them a muffin tin or cake cases and have them divide the ingredients out into the tray. You're not going to want to taste their cooking, but they'll have a great time preparing it!
As children grow older they become more capable and able to cook all sorts of things, but for growing toddlers, there are still plenty of real foods that they can prepare and eat themselves. Adult help and supervision will be required, but the more your little ones feel they have created themselves, the more they'll enjoy their food, and the more they'll want to cook!
Here are some toddler friendly foods that they can create alongside you in the kitchen:-
There are so many things that even the youngest toddlers can help create in the kitchen, and while they're doing this, they'll be learning about foods, ingredients and how things are made. What could be more fun?!
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