The young child's keen desire to participate fully in everyday family life is a powerful force! Preparing meals and snacks, baking, serving, and cleaning up are satisfying activities that directly support the family's well-being. Confidence, competence, and self-esteem follow naturally when children see their kitchen efforts make a meaningful contribution.
With your help, young children can manage so much in the kitchen! Support success with a child-friendly work area and ready access to food preparation, baking, serving, and clean-up tools that fit the young child's hands. When you introduce tools and techniques one at a time, future chefs have a chance to master each before going on to the next.