Mud pies and tree leaf salads are the speciality of little ones everywhere, but who says three-year-olds can't help in the kitchen, or do most of the real cooking for that matter? Enter the amazing book Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson.
Under the gentle supervision of an adult "partner" as the book calls it, children as young as three are asked to slice and dice, to mix and eat delicious, easy, and healthful meals...
... two sets of directions accompany each recipe... one version for the adults, with written ingredient list and instructions... and one version for the kids with ingredients and instructions in picture format...
... I especially love the book's namesake, pretend soup, filled with yummy raspberries and yogurt I am quite sure it will get any child to eat their fruit!
What is so great about this book is the direct interaction with food. By learning to prepare these yummy recipes, kids learn so much... from small motor skills, to simple science, to where their food comes from. Pretend Soup is one book you will turn to again and again, and one children will remember forever...
Here's to books that help create a life-long love of cooking!
For a chance to win a copy of this lovely book, simply leave a comment on this post by Thursday November 25th. The winner will be chosen by random number and announced Friday November 26th.
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And the winner is Bethany who said:
"Looks fabulous! My kids love to work in the kitchen. Thank you!"
Thanks to everyone who participated!!
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