i love the idea of cooking with my little one. though k’s not yet 2, i look forward to it! it was exciting though a little intimidating to see the kids on Master Chef Jr. – the kids are so young (ages 8 – 13) yet can chop with a sharp knife better than i can (or so it seems)! not that i am thinking of my baby to become a master chef but it is curious to think of how old you start kids cooking? k’s daycare already has cooking class in school, so i guess it can start as early as 1 year old to just mix fresh and/or dry ingredients — it doesn’t just have to be pretend (although that is fun too!) Continue reading “children’s books to read, cook and eat together!”
i read Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond’s collaboration If You Give a Mouse a Cookie a long time ago and loved it so much that i bought it for my future classroom library, when i was planning to teach elementary school. since then i went into a different career so i didn’t know it expanded into a If You Give … series. when i started taking k to the bookstore/library regularly.
i saw other books by Numeroff/Bond and was excited by the idea of the series but i didn’t fall in love with any other book – i.e If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. for the later, it wasn’t because it is not really a book about food – instead it didn’t have the same kind of flow as the first book did. Continue reading “book: “If You Give a Dog a Donut” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond”
during my masters program in Elementary Education, the reading teacher introduced us to many books, including this one: Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. it is a fun book that has a nice rhyme and beat when you read it aloud. when i first introduced it to k ,she wasn’t very interested. like with food, if your baby isn’t interested the first time you should try again later! Continue reading “book: “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg”
i love going to story time. sometimes you get to hear books you know read to you and hear it in a different voice. sometimes you are introduced to books that you didn’t know to pick up — for no other reason than there are so many books in the store!
i’m so glad we made it to story time that day to learn about Please, Mr Panda! the conversations between Mr. Panda and the animals he offers doughnuts to are direct and to the point but is also suspenseful as you wonder why he changes his mind!
i must have read Bread and Jam for Frances a long time ago that at some point i owned a copy of the book … though i don’t really know when cuz it’s been in my house before k was born. but my memory of reading it vs. reading it for k has been two different experiences.
k started to recite words related to food so she enjoyed reading this book. she liked to point at the pictures and say “spoon” and “pasta”. Continue reading “book: “Bread and Jam for Frances” by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban”
when i was planning to become a teacher, i kept my eyes open for books i would want to add to my classroom library. back then it was known that teachers spent a lot of money on their own for supplies and books because there wasn’t much budget for it from administration. i figured, if i loved it enough for myself, i would buy it so that no one could take it away from me afterwards – it would go where i go! Continue reading “book: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond”
i loved the book Eating the Alphabet and k enjoyed looking at the beautifully painted images of the fruits and vegetables. but i also i wanted to find a book with more realistic images of the fruits and vegetables that she has eaten so she can connect the image and actual fruit side by side. i came across this book Eating the Rainbow by Rena D Grossman. Continue reading “book: “Eating the Rainbow” by Rena D. Grossman”
when k started eating solids, i bought her these stuffed toys the shapes of fruits and vegetables so she could begin to associate the items with what she ate. along the way, she picked up the word “apple.” since then her go-to word for all things food related is “apple.”