Cooking Lessons

Toddler Mealtime

No matter what you’re cooking, your child can be a helper. Give them a play-by-play of what you’re using. If it’s safe, let them touch, smell, or taste things too. Chat about what you’re making: “Red pepper makes the beans spicy.”

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Talking about everyday activities as you do them helps build your child’s communication skill””and their brain! Be sure to point to objects as you say their name to help them learn new words.

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