Why you won’t see my kid cooking! The Messy Little Kitchen shares tips in each recipe on how to engage kids in the kitchen, plus additional information on cooking with kids and developing their food skills and literacy. Which is just so important! But when it comes to digital safety, I don't include pictures for the public to see of my kid in the kitchen. I'm sharing my reasons for sharing less of my family online to create balance in our lives, and why we've made this decision about “sharenting” (sharing our child on social media).
Kids of all ages love being involved in the kitchen! That includes toddlers, and the key is to find way to nurture their curiosity in the kitchen, develop their fine motor skills, and keep them safe while cooking. Even better? You don't need special kids' kitchen supplies - just your regular cooking tools! Unlike school-aged kids, toddlers have a few more safety measures that parents and caregivers need to keep in mind when including them in the kitchen. This post includes tips for cooking with toddlers, followed by ten of our family's favourite healthy cooking for children recipes that are practice different fine motor skills and provide a variety of sensory experiences for little chefs.