As I've mentioned we have a toddler staying with us over Christmas. It seems like the perfect time to give myself a refresher on what a toddler can do in the kitchen. These are some examples of Otis in the kitchen when he was young. The ages are not necessarily a guide, each child is different and has different skills. I hope this serves as a bit of Montessori toddler inspiration!
Using a melon baller, Cutting a banana, Cutting and slicing strawberries and Peeling an egg all at 18 months.
Spreading at 18 months, Scrubbing potatoes at 18 months, Baking from scratch at 2 years, Using a masher at 2 years.
Making apple slinkys, Peeling, Using a cooke cutter, Using a whisk all at two years.
Slicing apples, Juicing oranges, Using a Cherry Chomper, Cooking pancakes all at 3 years.
I hope you and your little ones are enjoying lots of cooking and baking during this holiday season!