Kids In The Kitchen – Encourage Cooking With Brio
Encouraging children to be creative will have lifelong benefits.
Whether it is getting them out in the fresh air pretending to be super heroes, painting or role playing; the outcome is the same. Imagination. Creativity. Uniqueness.
For the love of food
I want my children to invent new games, explore ideas and generally learn who they are as people; without influence from me or anyone else telling them what they should like or how they should play.
For those who have followed All Mum Said for a while, you will know that both my husband and I were chefs. Obviously we cook a lot and we teach our kids to cook as well. Not so they can follow our footsteps but so they have this life skill. Our 3 year old, while she is too young to help with the hot stuff, loves stirring and cracking eggs. She takes her role as kitchen helper very seriously. We encourage this and as a result of us nurturing her passion for food, she asked repeatedly for a real ‘little girl’ kitchen.
Little chef – big passion
How could we say no! We have written a review on the BRIO red stove before and while we still love it and use it regularly, it was missing a vital part of the kitchen. The sink! How could Haddie possibly cook and clean up without a kitchen sink? Like I said, she takes her kitchen role very seriously!
The Brio Kitchen Combo (stove and sink) arrived at the door and Haddie couldn’t wait to get ‘cooking’. We opened the box and got building, it comes flat packed. But you can put that dreaded ‘oh my god I have to build it’ thought to rest because it seriously takes less than 5 minutes and is EASY!!
The stove dials click as they turn and it has a real working digital timer. I wasn’t initially sure how I would feel about the timer (you know, because of noisy toys) but it is not loud enough to annoy parents. It is very cute to watch because Haddie will put her water cakes, biscuits, balls, etc. in the oven to cook and press the timer button. 15 seconds later, BING, food is ready!
Now it is time to clean up. The cupboard door opens and has a shelf to store cloths, utensils and cookware. The little sink gets filled with ‘dirty’ stirrers and the taps are turned on to fill up the sink. *The taps and spout spin but obviously are not real working. It is the perfect height to offer little boys and girls the chance to play house and/or restaurants.
It is a gorgeous little Brio Kitchen Combo that encourages imagination, thought and play. Nurture their creativity and let kids be kids! For more information on the Brio Kitchen Combo visit the Childsmart website.
How do you encourage your kids in the kitchen?
Disclosure: I received the above item for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
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