Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive

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Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive

Cooking with Toddlers & Preschoolers
Do you have a little food-tasting connoisseur who is eager to help in the kitchen? Children love helping with food preparation because they learn by using all five senses. At Chicky & Olive, we incorporate culinary arts in both our Playgroup Curriculum and Le Jardin d’Eveil in order to encourage the little ones to develop a positive connection with various types of food, particularly fruits and vegetables, beneficial to build a foundation for good nutrition. So go ahead, organise some fun activities in the kitchen and introduce them to a whole new world of cooking!

Engaging all senses.

kid tasting batter from mixer in the kitchen

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Children are curious little beings in constant explorative mode. Allow them to step into the kitchen and show them that there is more than meets the eye. Let them listen to the sound of the batter mixer, watch the dough rise, smell freshly baked goods, taste the freshness and feel the springy texture that just came out of the oven. Knowing and understanding the process of how food gets on their plate would spark a lot of questions, so be prepared to answer those at the dinner table!

Experimenting with flavours.

father introducing cilantro to little girl in the kitchen

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We know that children and vegetables sometimes don’t go hand-in-hand, so bringing them into the kitchen for some cooking might just get our picky eaters to try new things! When they play a part in cooking it, they’ll most likely want to taste it and this is where we can slowly introduce different ingredients and spices, and explain to them how healthy food aids in body growth. They’ll be proud and excited to see the end product and inclined to taste it once you’ve emphasised how yummy it looks!

Establishing basic skills.

cooking is how we learn to follow directions and stay safe. toddler shaking milk bottle. gif by PBS

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When your children help you prepare meals, they are also indirectly engaging in conversations that tap on their mathematical minds and literacy skills. You can help hone those skills by letting them try simple things such as counting eggs, scooping flour into measuring cups or reading a new recipe out loud, introducing new words to their vocabulary. The kitchen might get messy but your kids will be developing their counting, measuring, language and spatial reasoning skills!

Encouraging confidence.

boy dancing on masterchef kids

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Children put in copious effort in what they do to gain a sense of accomplishment. Although their contribution might not be five-star, let’s still give them an ‘A for Effort’. Be it mixing the batter, assembling the pizza or lining up the cookies, let them know that their help was important. Bonus confidence boost: Praise your child, name the dish or drink after them (ex: Tom’s Pizza or Ellen’s Smoothie) and they would be over the moon about it!

It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right expectations, your time in the kitchen with your preschooler can be a culinary adventure you'll both enjoy.

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Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive

Cooking with Toddlers & Preschoolers
Do you have a little food-tasting connoisseur who is eager to help in the kitchen? Children love helping with food preparation because they learn by using all five senses. At Chicky & Olive, we incorporate culinary arts in both our Playgroup Curriculum and Le Jardin D’Eveil in order to encourage the little ones to develop a positive connection with various types of food, particularly fruits and vegetables, beneficial to build a foundation for good nutrition. So go ahead, organise some fun activities in the kitchen and introduce them to a whole new world of cooking!

Engaging all senses.

kid tasting batter from mixer in the kitchen

via Giphy

Children are curious little beings in constant explorative mode. Allow them to step into the kitchen and show them that there is more than meets the eye. Let them listen to the sound of the batter mixer, watch the dough rise, smell freshly baked goods, taste the freshness and feel the springy texture that just came out of the oven. Knowing and understanding the process of how food gets on their plate would spark a lot of questions, so be prepared to answer those at the dinner table!

Experimenting with flavours.

father introducing cilantro to little girl in the kitchen

via Giphy

We know that children and vegetables sometimes don’t go hand-in-hand, so bringing them into the kitchen for some cooking might just get our picky eaters to try new things! When they play a part in cooking it, they’ll most likely want to taste it and this is where we can slowly introduce different ingredients and spices, and explain to them how healthy food aids in body growth. They’ll be proud and excited to see the end product and inclined to taste it once you’ve emphasised how yummy it looks!

Establishing basic skills.

cooking is how we learn to follow directions and stay safe. toddler shaking milk bottle. gif by PBS

via Giphy

When your children help you prepare meals, they are also indirectly engaging in conversations that tap on their mathematical minds and literacy skills. You can help hone those skills by letting them try simple things such as counting eggs, scooping flour into measuring cups or reading a new recipe out loud, introducing new words to their vocabulary. The kitchen might get messy but your kids will be developing their counting, measuring, language and spatial reasoning skills!

Encouraging confidence.

boy dancing on masterchef kids

via Giphy

Children put in copious effort in what they do to gain a sense of accomplishment. Although their contribution might not be five-star, let’s still give them an ‘A for Effort’. Be it mixing the batter, assembling the pizza or lining up the cookies, let them know that their help was important. Bonus confidence boost: Praise your child, name the dish or drink after them (ex: Tom’s Pizza or Ellen’s Smoothie) and they would be over the moon about it!

It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right expectations, your time in the kitchen with your preschooler can be a culinary adventure you'll both enjoy.

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Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive

Cooking with Toddlers & Preschoolers
Do you have a little food-tasting connoisseur who is eager to help in the kitchen? Children love helping with food preparation because they learn by using all five senses. At Chicky & Olive, we incorporate culinary arts in both our Playgroup Curriculum and Le Jardin D’Eveil in order to encourage the little ones to develop a positive connection with various types of food, particularly fruits and vegetables, beneficial to build a foundation for good nutrition. So go ahead, organise some fun activities in the kitchen and introduce them to a whole new world of cooking!

Engaging all senses.

kid tasting batter from mixer in the kitchen

via Giphy

Children are curious little beings in constant explorative mode. Allow them to step into the kitchen and show them that there is more than meets the eye. Let them listen to the sound of the batter mixer, watch the dough rise, smell freshly baked goods, taste the freshness and feel the springy texture that just came out of the oven. Knowing and understanding the process of how food gets on their plate would spark a lot of questions, so be prepared to answer those at the dinner table!

Experimenting with flavours.

father introducing cilantro to little girl in the kitchen

via Giphy

We know that children and vegetables sometimes don’t go hand-in-hand, so bringing them into the kitchen for some cooking might just get our picky eaters to try new things! When they play a part in cooking it, they’ll most likely want to taste it and this is where we can slowly introduce different ingredients and spices, and explain to them how healthy food aids in body growth. They’ll be proud and excited to see the end product and inclined to taste it once you’ve emphasised how yummy it looks!

Establishing basic skills.

cooking is how we learn to follow directions and stay safe. toddler shaking milk bottle. gif by PBS

via Giphy

When your children help you prepare meals, they are also indirectly engaging in conversations that tap on their mathematical minds and literacy skills. You can help hone those skills by letting them try simple things such as counting eggs, scooping flour into measuring cups or reading a new recipe out loud, introducing new words to their vocabulary. The kitchen might get messy but your kids will be developing their counting, measuring, language and spatial reasoning skills!

Encouraging confidence.

boy dancing on masterchef kids

via Giphy

Children put in copious effort in what they do to gain a sense of accomplishment. Although their contribution might not be five-star, let’s still give them an ‘A for Effort’. Be it mixing the batter, assembling the pizza or lining up the cookies, let them know that their help was important. Bonus confidence boost: Praise your child, name the dish or drink after them (ex: Tom’s Pizza or Ellen’s Smoothie) and they would be over the moon about it!

It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right expectations, your time in the kitchen with your preschooler can be a culinary adventure you'll both enjoy.

Recent Posts

Image

Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive

Cooking with Toddlers & Preschoolers
Do you have a little food-tasting connoisseur who is eager to help in the kitchen? Children love helping with food preparation because they learn by using all five senses. At Chicky & Olive, we incorporate culinary arts in both our Playgroup Curriculum and Le Jardin D’Eveil in order to encourage the little ones to develop a positive connection with various types of food, particularly fruits and vegetables, beneficial to build a foundation for good nutrition. So go ahead, organise some fun activities in the kitchen and introduce them to a whole new world of cooking!

Engaging all senses.

kid tasting batter from mixer in the kitchen

via Giphy

Children are curious little beings in constant explorative mode. Allow them to step into the kitchen and show them that there is more than meets the eye. Let them listen to the sound of the batter mixer, watch the dough rise, smell freshly baked goods, taste the freshness and feel the springy texture that just came out of the oven. Knowing and understanding the process of how food gets on their plate would spark a lot of questions, so be prepared to answer those at the dinner table!

Experimenting with flavours.

father introducing cilantro to little girl in the kitchen

via Giphy

We know that children and vegetables sometimes don’t go hand-in-hand, so bringing them into the kitchen for some cooking might just get our picky eaters to try new things! When they play a part in cooking it, they’ll most likely want to taste it and this is where we can slowly introduce different ingredients and spices, and explain to them how healthy food aids in body growth. They’ll be proud and excited to see the end product and inclined to taste it once you’ve emphasised how yummy it looks!

Establishing basic skills.

cooking is how we learn to follow directions and stay safe. toddler shaking milk bottle. gif by PBS

via Giphy

When your children help you prepare meals, they are also indirectly engaging in conversations that tap on their mathematical minds and literacy skills. You can help hone those skills by letting them try simple things such as counting eggs, scooping flour into measuring cups or reading a new recipe out loud, introducing new words to their vocabulary. The kitchen might get messy but your kids will be developing their counting, measuring, language and spatial reasoning skills!

Encouraging confidence.

boy dancing on masterchef kids

via Giphy

Children put in copious effort in what they do to gain a sense of accomplishment. Although their contribution might not be five-star, let’s still give them an ‘A for Effort’. Be it mixing the batter, assembling the pizza or lining up the cookies, let them know that their help was important. Bonus confidence boost: Praise your child, name the dish or drink after them (ex: Tom’s Pizza or Ellen’s Smoothie) and they would be over the moon about it!

It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right expectations, your time in the kitchen with your preschooler can be a culinary adventure you'll both enjoy.


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Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

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Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Stay Connected

Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Stay Connected