Those of us with children and grandchildren know how much kids love to help out in the kitchen at baking time.
Providing you children with cooking sets encourages them to use their imagination, and develops their love of cooking, it also encourages social development. Cooking is one of those great activities that can be done alone, along with mum or in a small group of friends.
I started my kids off as soon as they showed an interest. It’s fun to see them learn the various techniques and to see their delight when some mis-shappen piece of dough becomes a thing of pleasure to be decorated and enjoyed.
Both my grandmother and mother were fantastic cooks, a skill they deemed unnecessary to pass onto me. So I struggled to learn to cook as a young wife and often found it frustrating that the things I baked just didn’t match up to their creations. And that is the reason I was determined to ensure that all my kids could cook. My grandson is very grateful now that he doesn’t have to live off baked beans and take away like his mates.
So here are a few items that might just encourage your little one to want to cook.
Children’s Stainless Steel Cookware Set 5 Pc. Gift Set including Sauté Pan, Stock Pot and Sauce Pan
This cookware set is made of professional quality dishwasher-safe stainless steel.
The saute pan and stock pot are 4.75″ diameter,
the sauce pan is 3.75″ diameter.
The set includes a lid for the sauce pan and a lid that fits both the saute pan and stock pot.
Then there is the the Toysmith Nonstick Bakeware Set
Ideal for when your child progresses to mixing and stirring up batters for cupcakes and cakes.
With this bakeware set they can make real desserts.
There are 4 specially scaled recipes included with the set.
The nonstick set includes:
- 12-cup mini cupcake pan
- 5-1/2″ loaf pan
- 4″ buntform pan
- 4″ springform pan.
In no time at all your young gourmet chef will be turning out cakes and desserts.
Another great gift idea is this Alex Toys Super Cooking Set which won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and Parents Magazine Best Toys of the Year Award
The set includes:
- pasta pot with lid
- stock pot with lid
- frying pan
- slotted spoon
- spatula, ladle
- pasta ladle and spoon
- 2 pot holders
Items in this set are top-rack dishwasher safe.
This set is a great activity for one child or a small group
Perhaps your child is not quite ready to start cooking for real, but they like to have tea parties and pretend to cook. This is an excellent way to slowly introduce them to the wonderful world of cooking.
This Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set is well suited for pretend play.
The dining set comes with four place settings and has 27 pieces including:
- blue stock pot with lid
- orange skillet
- four green dinner plates
- four purple bowls
- four blue cups
- four yellow silverware place settings – knives, forks & spoons
This set is made from curbside collected milk containers.
It is safe and contains no phthalates or BPA
Because Greens Toys cookware and dining sets are made from recycled plastic it saves energy and reduces greenhouse gasses, meaning you are doing your bit to help the planet.
This set is suitable for children aged 3 years and above.
So there you have it, a few suggestions to help your child enter the world of cooking. Now you can both enjoy your time together in the kitchen. Bon Apetite.