The ieniemieniekok - Helping in the kitchen

Small children like to do what we do. That may not be a problem if you're dusting or cleaning up, but if you're cooking, it's a bit tricky or even dangerous for your little mum to imitate you. Yet he can help you in the kitchen, but of course at his level and where safety comes first!

Burnt potatoes

Perhaps you used to dream about the most luxurious kitchens where you, as a cooking princess, shook the most delicious dishes out of your sleeve. In your dream nothing burned and everything ran smoothly. Reality is often different, because no matter how beautiful your kitchen is, something can always go wrong. Burnt potatoes or a dry cooked prut can all happen to us. Especially if your child suddenly needs attention when you are cooking. 'Even' in one way or another always takes longer than you think. It is therefore not a good idea to let your child help if you are in a hurry.

Rush hour

If you are just running away from the groceries, which you have quickly reached after your work and you have yourself obliged to have a meal on the table within half an hour so that the kids can go to bed on time, it is not advisable that your youngest shoot comes to help you. After all, he needs a lot of attention and control. That is not a problem in itself, but you have to have the time for that. And he's not really going to keep your beautiful kitchen as tidy as you ...

Rush hour

If you are just running away from the groceries, which you have quickly reached after your work and you have yourself obliged to have a meal on the table within half an hour so that the kids can go to bed on time, it is not advisable that your youngest shoot comes to help you. After all, he needs a lot of attention and control. That is not a problem in itself, but you have to have the time for that. And he's not really going to keep your beautiful kitchen as tidy as you ...

Safe kitchen

Whether or not you let your toddler help, it is important that your kitchen is safe. In this report we give tips on what our kitchens can make safe. Perhaps handy to check whether your kitchen meets all these conditions. There are different products on the market (such as locks, oven window protectors, stove covers, child-friendly faucets) with which you can make your kitchen safer.

What can he do?

That you keep him away from hot pots and pans speaks for itself, but what can he do?
For example, he can help washing the vegetables, he can break beans or put something on the scale. He can knead a small piece of dough, turn on the button of the food processor, indicate things or help to cover the table. Piece by piece chores where your toddler will feel a whole pief, involved and with whom he can do little harm.

It does not matter to him

It makes your toddler completely out of what he does, if he only thinks he is helping you and what he does is very important. Of course you give him a lot of compliments while helping, because that's where he just grows!

Benefits

There are certainly benefits to letting your child help. He feels more involved with the food in this way, which makes it more likely that he will eat certain vegetable dishes that he may not like as well.
Did you know that children have to taste something 10 to 15 times before they are used to a new taste? You can make good use of that knowledge by letting yourself sample and snack from the (raw) vegetables.

Young learned ...

He also learns that it is fun to take care of the food. As your child gets older, he can do more and more chores in the kitchen. Especially if he likes it. Young learned is done old! You lay a nice basis for later and the chance that the plate goes empty when he has cooked himself, is big present!

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