The Right Tools Make All The Difference

Grace likes to cook. You wouldn’t have guessed, right?

Thanks to her new Learning Tower, it is quicker and easier than ever for Grace to help cook. We received the Learning Tower two weeks ago yesterday, and she has used it every single day since. She loves it.

I love that she can help so easily.

Well, I love it as long as she isn’t deciding to grab handfuls of whatever we’re cooking and toss it around the kitchen. That irritates the heck out of me, actually.

Is there a reason that it shouldn’t irritate me? Is she learning something? I think she’s just being ornery.

I’m going back to Positive Parenting Solutions for an answer on that one.

The right tools make all of the difference.

mini whisk

Back in my days as a Pampered Chef kitchen consultant, I got a mini whisk. I’ve always liked it because I can use it in a small bowl, like when I’m scrambling eggs.

Turns out that mini whisk is just the right size for Gracie.

We made Pumpkin Pie Pancakes, and I was using my big, sturdy whisk to mix the pumpkin into our pancake better. Grace helped by using the little sturdy whisk.

Frankly, she made a huge mess, but it was accidental, so I was okay with it.

She was so proud of herself!

mini whisk

My helping, Mommy!

And that excitement means she’ll be back again tomorrow.

Grace’s Kitchen Friends

Please join in Grace’s Kitchen Friends! To play along, all you have to do is fill out MckLinky below. You can link up any post that talks about kids and food:Grace's Kitchen Friends

  • feeding kids
  • cooking with kids
  • kids’ nutrition
  • play with food or play kitchens
  • crafts with or about food
  • There are a lot of other kids and food things I haven’t listed (like growing food with kids or fun recipes that kids love!), so please don’t feel limited.

I’m easy like that, Dear Reader. The only thing I ask is that you link back here to Grace’s Kitchen Friends in your post. I can’t wait to see what your kids are doing!

We received Grace’s Learning Tower to evaluate in order to write a review.

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Comments

  1. Martha says

    Stopping in from ATWT. Do you have any of those pancakes left? Your daughter is too cute!

    My ATWT
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..A Thousand Words Thursday – Halloween through the Years =-.

  2. Martha says

    Stopping in from ATWT. Do you have any of those pancakes left? Your daughter is too cute!

    My ATWT
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..A Thousand Words Thursday – Halloween through the Years =-.

  3. WackyMummy says

    Very cute. I’m the same way… would love to let my boy “help” in the kitchen more, but the mess is unbelievable. Especially since he has a tendency to lose interest and run to the couch in the middle of something, spreading destruction and mayhem in his wake.
    .-= WackyMummy´s last blog ..Double-Duty Friday =-.

  4. WackyMummy says

    Very cute. I’m the same way… would love to let my boy “help” in the kitchen more, but the mess is unbelievable. Especially since he has a tendency to lose interest and run to the couch in the middle of something, spreading destruction and mayhem in his wake.
    .-= WackyMummy´s last blog ..Double-Duty Friday =-.

  5. says

    LB does the same thing when she’s helping me in the kitchen & I honestly think she’s just being ornery. I think the lesson is this: how is Mama going to react? I can choose to get mad or I can choose to laugh and let it go. I’m still working on that one! Hugs!

  6. says

    LB does the same thing when she’s helping me in the kitchen & I honestly think she’s just being ornery. I think the lesson is this: how is Mama going to react? I can choose to get mad or I can choose to laugh and let it go. I’m still working on that one! Hugs!

  7. Tina says

    Do share the recipe! We love anything pumpkin. My kids have always helped in the kitchen and messes were just part of it all. I use to put a shower curtian on the floor and let them sit in the middle with the bowl between their legs…stirring away. Kept them busy for a good long time!
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..2009 5th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards =-.

  8. Tina says

    Do share the recipe! We love anything pumpkin. My kids have always helped in the kitchen and messes were just part of it all. I use to put a shower curtian on the floor and let them sit in the middle with the bowl between their legs…stirring away. Kept them busy for a good long time!
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..2009 5th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards =-.

  9. says

    We LOVE our Learning tower too. We have the lime green one and it is so fun. My daughter is a bit clumsy and this makes me feel so much better. She cannot fall off and I can still have fun cooking with her.

    I own http://www.ladybugsandlilypads.com and we sell them. We are having a 10% off sale with the coupon code HOLIDAY09 if you would like to share it with your readers.
    .-= Sam´s last blog ..What Are You Afraid Of? =-.

  10. says

    We LOVE our Learning tower too. We have the lime green one and it is so fun. My daughter is a bit clumsy and this makes me feel so much better. She cannot fall off and I can still have fun cooking with her.

    I own http://www.ladybugsandlilypads.com and we sell them. We are having a 10% off sale with the coupon code HOLIDAY09 if you would like to share it with your readers.
    .-= Sam´s last blog ..What Are You Afraid Of? =-.

  11. carriekeiser says

    It is always for for kids to get to help cook or bake. I have several kids who come help me on a daily basis. they learn and you learn it's fun for everyone.
    I would have signed your mr linky but it is closed. I know for sure I have a PSF on my kids blog that is to do with cooking and kids and several others we've done if you're interested in checking them out.

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