I’m a big fan of cooking with kids.  Moms, dads, aunties (like me), grandmas and any adult can cook with the kids.  Not only is it fun, oh and messy at times, it offers some great benefits to the kids on the education side of things.  This wouldn’t be a Teacher Talk post unless we talked about the educational components, of course.  Before I do that, I’d like to introduce you to Curious Chef, a company that is centered around cooking with kids with their kid friendly kitchen utensils.  The Curious Chef was created by parents who were looking for safe cooking tools to use with their children.  I love a family business, so I’m happy to feature them today.

You may have already heard of the Curious Chef,  because they’ve been around for a few years.  I ran into them at the International Toy Fair a few weeks ago in NYC.  They continue to expand their line and offer more items that I’m sure will be perfect for your mini chefs.  Their products are safe, durable, colorful and quality kitchen utensils and accessories.  Can’t forget to mention that their products are made from BPA free materials.  Now on to the Teacher Talk.  We all know that children learn from their experiences and I believe they actually learn best from experience, so having a hands on experience in the kitchen will be a great tool.  There are a host of things children can learn while cooking in the kitchen and any age group can take part in a little kitchen fun.  While in the kitchen kids will review math skills (counting, measuring, etc.), language skills (talking about what their doing, conversation), literacy skills (reading recipes) and a host of other skills.  For the younger children you can even write out the recipe on paper and add pictures to it for reinforcement.  Allow the children to really be a part of the process with the cutting, mixing and measuring.  Don’t forget to have fun and laugh a little too.

You can check out more about the Curious Chef and what products would be best suitable for your family by visiting www.curiouschef.com.  I wish your family many fun adventures in the kitchen Happy Cooking!  For all the NYC, NJ and CT families, the Kids Food Festival in New York City’s Bryant Park is this weekend, March 2-3.  Check out the details about the festival by clicking here.  Happy Cooking!!!

Do you cook together as a family?  Do you have mini chefs at home?  What is your favorite cooking with kids memory?  Please share your thoughts.

~Monica J~

Disclaimer: The views expressed are that of Monica J.  I was not compensated to write this review.

 

These pictures are the pictures I captured while visiting the Curious Chef booth at the International Toy Fair