Tag Archives: Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen - 4 Biggest Obstacles for Pa...

Kids in the Kitchen – 4 Biggest Obstacles for Parents
Let's have a little heartfelt chat.  Just you and me.  Parenting is hard.  There is a lot to do, and not a lot of time to do it.  And cooking with your kids might not be at the top of your list of priorities.  I mean, really - why do something with your kid if it will take you a thousand times longer than it would to do it by yourself?  Admit it - you have asked this question.  I know that I did.  After a long day, I would put on our kids' favorite show and let them zone out while I had some...

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Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle – Summer 2016

Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle – Summer 2016
You already read to your kids.  Why not take things a step further and head into the kitchen?  I know, I know.  Cooking with your kids takes time. It might make a mess.  But the perks can last a lifetime!  Spending quality time together aside, your children will learn healthy eating habits and culinary skills to last a lifetime.  The Summer 2016 Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle makes it easy to cook and learn with the kids.  It includes simple, engaging activities to accompany these books:...

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Tips for Cooking with Siblings

Tips for Cooking with Siblings
Whenever I ask parents about their biggest challenges regarding cooking with their children, the number one response tends to deal with the dynamics of cooking with siblings.  If you have more than one child, I am sure you can relate.  It really gets on our parenting nerves to hear them bicker over every little thing: who gets to go first, who wants this spatula or that bowl, who is taking up too much space (even when there is plenty to go around!). It's hard to fault anyone who decides to ban...

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Learning in the Kitchen

I am not the type of person who gets star struck, but I certainly have a list of people that I hold in very high regard.  Katie, from Gift of Curiosity, is one such person.  Not only is she from the San Francisco Bay Area like me, but she has two graduate degrees in education and child development.  And the part where I get giddy is when she asked me if I would write a guest post on her blog about kids learning in the kitchen.  It is exciting to be noticed, and even better to be respected by...

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans
It's hard to believe that this is the third installment of Kids Cook with Books, our virtual reading and cooking club for kids.  This month, our featured book is How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans.  It is a wildly entertaining tale of a little girl, who like many children, struggles with eating her vegetables.  But one day, when a band of green bean thugs comes to town, Martha has to act fast to save her parents...and she has to do the unthinkable. Kids Cook with Books:  August,...

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Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal
Last week, I announced the launch of Kids Cook with Books, our new virtual reading and cooking club for kids.  People seem thrilled, especially on Instagram, where there is a really engaged group of parents, teachers and homeschoolers.  I'm launching our new club with Blueberries for Sal, one of my favorite books to read to my children when they were little.  I chose this book for our maiden voyage because blueberries are in their peak season right now, and I wanted to take advantage of their...

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Cooking with Toddlers – No Training Required

Cooking with Toddlers – No Training Required
If you dread cooking because it feels too daunting with toddlers underfoot, I have some suggestions to make your life a little easier.  When you want to be productive in the kitchen and your kids are begging for your attention - call your toddlers and bring them into the kitchen.  Yes, you read that right.  I know that your first impulse is to send them away so that you can have some time alone and get the job done faster, but I promise that cooking with toddlers can kill two birds with one...

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Making Potato Latkes with Kids (+ Holiday Sale)

Making Potato Latkes with Kids (+ Holiday Sale)
One year, when my daughter was young, I was invited to her classroom to make Potato Latkes, a traditional recipe for Hanukkah.  Before I knew it, teachers and students from all over campus were following their noses to our room hoping for a taste! Latkes are an excellent recipe to make with students because there is a lot of work involved.  It seems counterintuitive that you would want recipes that have many steps when working with kids.  However, when there is an entire room filled with...

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Top 15 Reasons Kids Should Cook In the Classroom...

Top 15 Reasons Kids Should Cook In the Classroom
As a teacher who faces a deluge of job requirements, you might squirm at the thought of adding anything else to your curriculum.  How would it be possible to integrate a labor intensive activity like cooking into your already overwhelming workload?  What if I told you that cooking in the classroom isn't "extra"?  What if I could convince you that it would actually enrich and reinforce what you are already teaching? Cooking is the epitome of Common Core.  Love 'em or hate 'em, Common Core standards...

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Kids Under Age 5 CAN Cook

Kids Under Age 5 CAN Cook
Let’s face it…parenting doesn’t usually come with a lot of positive reinforcement. Nor does it come with a handbook on even the most basic concepts, such as getting our toddlers to eat! When I ran my own successful business cooking with children, my very own daughter staged frequent protests at dinner time. It was time that I started to practice more of what I taught to my students and their families. She needed to participate more in both the selection and preparation of our family meals! Here...

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