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
for the Preschool Child
the Preschool Child
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.