Cooking and fine motor skills

The good development of fine motor skills is necessary for children to gain good coordination and to be able to independently complete tasks such as tying laces, buttoning shirts, holding pencils, etc. Cooking can be a great activity to get your child involved with and help them develop their fine motor skills. With the holidays approaching, why not try a few easy tasks in the kitchen: Stirring and other arm muscles developments actions: - stirring flour, eggs, pancake butter

Meal Planning

Meal planning can seem daunting and sometimes it is difficult to know where to start and how to make it easy. So here are my top tips on how to make meal planning a family thing. - Plan the meals together, getting everyone involved. Make sure there is at least 1 favourite dish for everyone. - Write the meals on a wipeable board, just in case any last minute changes. - Teach the little ones that they might not like everything in every meal but we still sit down at the table

Cooking helps family bonding!

Cooking with kids is a messy, long process, one that requires a lot of patience, but for me, it's a very important activity, which should be tried as often as possible. First of all, cooking teaches a life skill and helps to develop a variety of motor and mental skills. Most of all though, cooking together gives families a time to share, work and bond. Especially now, with our days being incredibly busy and full of appointments, classes, meetings, setting some family time, to