How old where your children when they started helping themselves in the kitchen, making their own toast or cereal, getting a piece of fruit, pouring themselves a drink, just basic stuff..
DS1&2 have just started making the their own toast, they have been helping themselves to fruit (and carrots/celery) for a while now.
They help me to make dinner almost every night and I sometimes let them help me bake.
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21-05-2012 09:48 #1
Helping self in the kitchen, how old?
21-05-2012 09:58 #2
In our house
At 4 he can do his own drink but not toast.
Toast they normally start around 5 or 6
Help cooking as soon as they can sit on a bench and stir.....
Cooking dinner on their own (with me in the kitchen watching) around 10 (dd2 is 11 and still doesn't have the necessary skills but the others started around then)
21-05-2012 10:03 #3Senior Member
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My DD's have been helping themselves since 18 months, without permission that is! I let them get drinks of water as they have plastic cups and we have a water container on the bench.
Anything else they need to ask for, they've just turned 3.
21-05-2012 10:08 #4
Um... about 4, depending what it is?
I don't even let DD, nearly 7, make her own toast. I don't trust her to not burn herself/shove a knife in the toaster.
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21-05-2012 10:15 #5
As long as no cooking is involved, he has free range of the kitchen. He can make his own rice cakes if he wants. Drinks he makes himself most of the time being either milk or water.
Dont quite trust him with toaster yet but he could most likely use it with me supervising.
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21-05-2012 10:42 #6Senior Member
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My DD who just turned 3 gets her own drinks and snacks (yoghurt, fruit, veges etc).
21-05-2012 10:56 #7
DD1 is 4.5 and gets herself a snack (yogurt, cheese, bikkies or fruit)
both DD's have 2 bottles or cups of water low down in the fridge to help themselves.
21-05-2012 13:31 #8
My boys are 5 and 3.5. They have helped me with cooking for since they were under 2 - getting ingredients/stirring/rolling dough.
They don't pour their own drinks but I always have drink bottles in the fridge for them to help themselves. Sometimes they fill the bottles up at the sink. They get fruit out but if they want it cut up, I do it.
They get their own plates, cups, cutlery etc.
I have a gate across the pantry because there is a first aid kit and medications (they are high up but my 3yo can be a rascal lol)
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