Give a gift of quality time with mom in the kitchen while learning that eating healthy can be eating tasty and fun. Picking up some Spanish along the way is a neat bonus.
From the Nickelodeon creators of the very popular Dora the Explorer series, this kids cookbook will have your gift recipient measuring, shaping, decorating and stirring 50 super tasty recipes made with healthful ingredients with enticing names such as Fiesta Trio Frittata, Jump Across the River Rocks, and Backpack’s Salad Bundles. They’ll have to make these just to satisfy their curiosity about the names!
You can feel good about giving a child a cookbook as a gift – cooking is actually a very skill building activity. Recipes have to be read, directions followed, scientific concepts explored (i.e. baking, boiling), and arithmetic used.
Specifically designed for kids age 4 to 8, the books 128 pages include 50 recipes each with a full color photograph to get the kids interested. Healthful ingredients are emphasized throughout- low fat dairy, fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains. It’s NEVER too early to start teaching about healthful eating.
Also included are quite a few Latin inspired recipes, which aside from being tasty allow for the introduction of Spanish words and phrases the kids can learn.
At $12 on Amazon at the time of this writing, this book makes an inexpensive yet interesting birthday party gift that teaches and sets the stage for quality time in the kitchen with Mom or Dad. It’s a kids gift you can be proud to give to friends, or as a gift to your own bookshelf for quality time with your own child and a source of fun on those long, rainy afternoons.