Shopping for some ambitious little chefs this year?
Gifts for children to use in the kitchen make preparing food more personal. It’s one thing for a child to hold any old spoon from the drawer, but holding their spoon creates a sense of ownership. Studies have shown that when kids are invested in the process of making the food they will eat, they are more willing to try new foods and even improve in their schoolwork and social activities!
Here at The Kids Cook Monday our registered dietitian Diana Rice has hand-selected some of the most interesting, engaging, helpful, and fun gifts you can get for the smallest chefs on your shopping list. The options below are great for all ag
es, but are especially good gifts for young children.
3 Piece Nylon Knife Set, The Curious Chef
This three-piece knife set was designed with children in mind, so they are safe to handle and feature ergonomically designed handles for small hands. The nylon blades are safer on skin than traditional metal blades and handle chopping and slicing with ease and accuracy.
The FunPod, Luca & Company
The award-winning FunPod provides a safe way for little ones from 12 months to six years old to join you at the counter safely and comfortably. With a fully adjustable step stool, the top of the FunPod stays at chest height for the child using it, keeping them safe from falling or getting too close to any higher-risk kitchen appliances. See it in action on teeny tiny foodie, a Kids Cook Monday Ambassador blog.
Signature Apron, Growing Cooks
Prepare small chefs for getting messy with a colorful apron designed just for them! You won’t have to worry about keeping their clothes clean, and they can focus completely on the projects they’re working on. Pick out an apron in their favorite colors to make the gift even more special for them to wear and enjoy.
End of the Rainbow Book, Kitchen Club Kids
Ready to read? The Kitchen Club Kids books do more than tell stories – these books are packed with learning opportunities for the youngest aspiring chefs. Each book includes a recipe designed for children of all ages. The book End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad is perfect for early
child development, and introduces lessons that are perfect for children ages 2-6.