Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Functional-ish Toddler Kitchen / Snack Station

Have you seen those cool toddler kitchens with running water? Well…this is not one of them. We decided not to put a tap because we want to be able to transform it into a play kitchen again, when she will get bored of this (we’ve already done this once before) and because we needed to keep an extra eye on her. She can climb to the sink using her stool, so she is free to get water anytime she wants. But it’s easier for us to keep a closer eye on her there, because she doesn’t do it all the time.

This is what she currently has in her kitchen:
- Her apron, for when she is cooking – she gets it herself, but needs a bit of help putting it on
- A cutting board
- Some snacks – I usually put a porridge pouch, cereal (without sugar), toddler fruit bars, fruit (banana, mandarins, pear, etc.), or muffins, homemade crackers, etc. (things that don’t need to be in the fridge)
- Bib and placemat (we love the ones from @khadinedeco)
- A jar with cutlery
- An egg slicer, for fruit (bananas, soft kiwi, strawberries)
- A bowl or plate
- Pitcher and mug
- A hand towel
- Trash can (her old diaper bin)
- A broom

She has a different area for cleaning supplies: a tiny broom and dustpan, cloths and a spray bottle with water for wiping tables.

Does your toddler enjoy being independent at mealtimes? How do you support them? 

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