Yesterday Miss 3 and I did some baking. I'm starting to do more practical life things with Miss S. Since turning 3 she seems far more interested in doing things for herself so I have decided that now she is wants to cook I am incorporating that into her day.
I found a really good recipe that most 3 year olds could easily follow with minimal parental supervision. When I say minimal parental supervision means I am still in the kitchen with her but I can be feeding my DD2 and not having to stand over Miss S to make sure she is following all the directions and I am there if she needs help.
|With all the ingredients ready to go|
|Cutting the banana with a child friendly knife. Bananas are a great fruit to use to introduce the knife and for cutting|
|Mixing the batter|
|Putting batter into pan she is using a measurement cup to 'spoon' the batter in with. I find these really good for little hands|
|"I want to bake"|
|A Montessori child always cleans up after herself|
|Doing the dishes|
|The Final product. Banana and Honey Muffins (YUM)|