Make every weekend a fun and memorable one for your kids with an adventure in the kitchen!
Sounds like a big hassle? Come on. Let loose! Dinnertime can be special every week if the whole family gets involved in the preparation. Not only will it lighten up the workload, getting the kids some hands-on experience in the kitchen gives you a chance to catch up on each others' lives. You never know. Cooking with your kids might just be one of the most rewarding time you spend all week. With this, OpenRice introducesKuhn Rikon KinderKitchen latest range of cook’s tools ergonomically designed just for kids! These tools are creatively designed and carefully engineered for children aged 3 and above.
Take this chance to work together with your little assistant to prepare a simple yet heart-warming meal for the family. Not only that, cooking develops fine motor skills and encourages creativity within the children. But do remember to begin by getting little ones to put on an apron as cute as the White Rabbit Apron(S$36.50) so they can stay clean while getting messy!
The little ones can start with the whimsical Mouse Measuring Cups(S$37.50)
. Don't be afraid to get messy with them! Children aged 3 and above are ready for sensory exploration, of colour and texture so get them involve as much as possible in the kitchen!
And nope. You don't need to prepare a set lesson plan to teach your kids in the kitchen. They will naturally soak up the lessons from you like a sponge because they just want to imitate your actions and create tasty goodies in the kitchen just like you! So be sure relax and have fun with them in the kitchen so the little chefs will be engaged intellectually, emotionally and physically.
How to get them involve? Start with baby steps like whisking! Tools like the cute and lightweight Cockatiel Whisk(S$31.00)
makes whisking and beating a snap for little hands, and a single bright wire in its plumage just stir things up! That's the whole idea of making children feel like they're contributing. Even if they've just whisked the egg or snapped the beans, the fussiest little eater in the family will be much more eager to try every dish on the table if they've had a hand in the making.
For even simpler task such as putting a hotdog into the bun, placing a sliced tomato into the sandwich or lifting a cookie out of the jar, you may consider letting the little angels use the Crocodile Jaws(S$15.00)!
The soft grip area is easy to hold and prevents slipping, and the Crocodile’s mouth is narrow enough to fit into many jars. Tell the little ones a story of an evil crocodile that gets nasty when kids over-indulge in cookies, milkshakes, chicken nuggets and fastfood before introducing healthy foods in a positive light with an air of excitement!
Cooking with little ones in the kitchen requires much supervision but with KinderKitchen’s Signature Dog Knife with Teeth(S$27.90)
, you can let their children do the cutting with ease. Tested by children of different ages, it is sharp enough to cut soft food but won’t hurt little fingers. What’s more, the hard guards prevent small fingers from slipping.
Once everything is done, make the kids clean up their tools. With these useful kitchen 'toys', little chefs will be all ready for the next kitchen adventure. After all, you never know when you will need extra help again. And if you can’t get enough adorable tools for your little assistants, check out the complete range of KinderKitchen products at Takashimaya Level B1, with fabulous bargains from 7th – 20th September 2010.
Price ranges from S$12 – S$31.90.
Don't forget to thank the little chef for working so hard to prepare the meal on the table!
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