Thursday, 14 May 2020

Kitchen Utensils for Young Toddlers (12-18 m.o.)

My daughter and I both enjoy doing things in the kitchen together. She loves eating flour and uncooked dough and I enjoy tasting the muffins as soon as they're done.

She isn't yet at that point where she bakes things on her own, but I am following the child and letting her get involved as much as she wants. Some days, she just wants to watch me chop veggies, and others she wants to knead dough.

I made a list of tools that we've been using in the kitchen. This list is for 12-18 month-olds, but of course every child is different. You are the one who observes your child daily, so you know better when it is the right time to introduce a certain tool. It's also important to supervise your children while in the kitchen.

Most of the things in the list can be found on Amazon, at thrift stores, IKEA, or your local supermarket. I am trying nor to but too much stuff that only has a purpose (like a nutcracker), because I'm TRYING hard to keep the kitchen minimalist.

So, here's the list:

A small whisk

A wooden butter knife (to spread hummus, guacamole, or any spread on bread)

Tongs (she uses adult tongs, with both hands, because I still haven't found good ones)

Small Wooden Spoons

A small silicone spatula

Scoops

Pastry brush

Vegetable brush

Tiny brush or sponge for washing dishes

Small bowls

Pitcher

Egg slicer (we use it for strawberries, bananas, and other soft foods)

Silicone muffin tins

Shot glasses (she used to drink from these until 9 months, but now we use them to pre-measure spices)

Chopping Board

Apron (we use our large bib from #khadinedeco as an apron)

I haven't introduced a crinkle cutter yet, because I think they might be too sharp and she sometimes is not as careful as she should be.

What would you add to this list?


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