Welcome to the latest edition of In the Kitchen with Hadley and Lizzy! At Pediatrics Plus, we are committed to promoting and encouraging healthy child development tips and activities that you and your family can try at home.
In this month's edition of In the Kitchen with Hadley and Lizzy, the girls make Christmas cookies with their friend Wyatt.
Having kids help in the kitchen introduces them to all kinds of new foods, helps teach math, shows kids how to follow steps in order, teaches critical thinking and problem solving, helps develop fine motor skills, and so much more! And most importantly, it allows you to spend quality time with your kiddos!
Cutting out and decorating Christmas cookies is something kids of ALL abilities can help with, so get in that kitchen and get to cooking!
When starting on your cooking adventure, remember these helpful tips:
- Children have short attention spans so give them quick, simple jobs
- Give instructions one at a time
- Expect children to spill things and make a mess; it’s part of the fun!
- Include cleaning-up as part of the activity