Setting the table may seem like a simple task, but it’s actually a learning opportunity. When kids set the table, they work with colours, counting, and concepts like symmetry and left and right. And then there’s the good feeling that comes with helping out. Just be sure to show your appreciation.
Playing with water is always fun. Splashing, spraying, pouring, rinsing. It feels good, it sounds good and it’s messy. What’s not to love? So, if you want to get the kids involved in the kitchen, let them do the water-based tasks. From rinsing the salad to washing up, the kitchen is a treasure trove of constructive water games.
If you have the space, why not create a kids' corner in the kitchen? A few chairs, a table and some wall storage – all at the right height – will give them a place to play while you get on with the serious business of cooking.