Playful Dinner Prep

Pre-Schooler Mealtime

Try to prepare dinner in a new way. Ask your child, “What if we only used one arm to make dinner tonight?” See what you can do easily and what’s really hard. Share ideas back and forth about how you manage with only one arm. Then try, “What if you use your right arm and I use my left arm?” What is easier together?

See what your child is learning

When you try to do things differently, you can’t go on autopilot. The process of setting challenging goals and finding ways to achieve them promotes skills that are very important to learning.

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