Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday!

So here is my first go at this, let me know what you think.


I have a very high needs toddler that likes to be the center of my world! She generally is but sometimes I have to cook dinner ;) So in the kitchen we have set up a drawer that has her toys in it. Some fake food, a bowl or two and some big serving spoons so that she can prepare her own dinner. She loves to go in the kitchen to "help" me cook dinner. I will assign her tasks and if she needs a little extra incentive to stay away from the stove or whatever I will even put a little water in her bowl and let her stir it up. This has worked great for us and she knows which drawer is hers and which ones are not. We also have a cabinet with tupper ware stuff in it that I will let her rummage through.


So this works for me and Anna! If you want some more fabulous ideas head over to Rocks in My Dryer. Thanks for stopping by!!!

7 comments:

  1. Thats great! Keeping her with you is great training, before you know it you'll have a great little helper.

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  2. Welcome to WFMW! That is a great tip! Thanks for sharing! I have a 1 year old who loves to play in the kitchen but is always getting into the cabinets I don't want him too! I'm always giving him the measuring spoons and plastic dinnerware to play with while I cook!

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  3. Good idea! I would have done that for Tom if we had a little extra kitchen space. Instead, I just let him cook with me!

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  4. Great training! I let my daughter (who is two) "help" by giving her a whisk and a mixing bowl (sometimes filled a quarter of the way with water and dish soap)...she usually gets so absorbed playing with the whisk she doesn't even ask for me to put the water and bubbles in the bowl!

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  5. What a wonderful fun thing to do! My toddler would just love his own drawer. I always find him under foot in the kitchen. Thanks for posting!

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  6. I also have a tupperware cabinet and that has worked great. Now that she's 2, I let her help as often as I can. I usually say that I do it first (stir it up, etc) and then she can do it, that way I make sure it's all combined and it's easier for her to help.

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