Kids in the kitchen
Children learn by touching, tasting,
feeling, smelling, and listening. They love to help prepare food and
cook because they can use all their senses. Children like to eat the
foods they make. Plan ways the children in your care can help you.
Be sure to consider the age of the child. More...
for the Preschool Child
Development of the
The preschooler's growth is
slower than that of an infant. An average child age 2 through 5 will
grow about 2 1/2 inches and gain 4 or 5 pounds each year. Because
growth rate is slower, appetites may decrease. The preschool period
is an excellent time to help your child become familiar with the
idea that eating a proper diet is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Attitudes and habits formed during preschool years are likely to be
carried into the future.