Have your child help with safe and simple tasks while you are cooking. Mixing or adding an ingredient can be good places to start. As you work, ask them what they think will happen when they stir things together or add something new. Listen to their ideas, then talk together about what you see happening.

See what your child is learning

This is real-life science. Guessing about what might happen promotes your child’s curiosity. This helps them adopt a lifelong love of learning!

Share this tip


Related Age Guides

3 Years

Your child's memory is blossoming! Discover how your toddler learns and find resources to help you support their growth.

4 Years

Children learn so much in Pre-K! Find out what to expect this year and discover resources to help support your child's growth.

5 Years

Your five-year-old is learning and growing! Find events, programs, and tips to help support them.

More Tips Like This

As you put groceries away, involve your child by saying some... Try this tip
When you come in from outside, have a chat with your child a... Try this tip