My daughters have come up with a new way to play – in my kitchen.
They received child-sized baking sets from family for Christmas which included these aprons. (You’ll notice that they wanted to dress alike on Saturday.)
They like to bring their baking sets into the kitchen, then get out some of my pots and pans and pretend like they are cooking. [Attention all safety monitors: the girls know that they are not allowed to turn anything on and I am never far away so that I can keep an eye on things.] [Note to self: as soon as the weather cools down a bit, run the self-cleaning cycle on the oven!]
The girls use their measuring spoons and other utensils and fill the pots and pans with water.
This keeps them entertained for quite awhile. I’m even using the “play” time to teach them to clean up after themselves in the kitchen. : )
I’m glad that our girls enjoy pretending to cook and hope that they’ll continue to find pleasure in it when they’re old enough to do the real thing all by themselves!
This post is linked to Making Your Home Sing Monday.
kids just love to mimic the jobs we do! my son loves to help brush the floor and mop!
Love Collette xxx
They are so cute! That is wonderful that they enjoy playing in the kitchen. They look like they will be great cooks one day!
Alicia, The Snowflake says
OH how cute! It's so important for our children to learn to be comfortable in the kitchen. You are doing a great job teaching that!
Oh they are so darling! I love that they're doing that!
When my kids were little I found a play kitchen at a yard sale for very cheap so I bought it. Since I had only boys I wasn't sure if it would get used, but the kids and their friends used to play "restaurant" and they would make up menus and everything.
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