This is one for the babies. Simply set your baby down somewhere safe and put some safe kitchen items within reach. I tend to do this in categories, such as:
- Containers and lids, with rounded edges,
- Metal things such as whisks, cooking spoons, measuring spoons, colanders
- Plastic things like Eden's plates, bowls and cups, lunchboxes, spatulas, measuring cups
- Soft things like teatowels, UNUSED sponges and chux wipes and rubber gloves
*Note: do not leave your child to do this unsupervised. These items are safe enough, but you don't want your baby biting a corner off a sponge and choking on it.
Small babies, like my daughter, may need help to hold some awkward items.This activity is great for facilitating exploration and letting your bubs try many different textures. As your child gets older, they will enjoy putting items inside one another, stacking containers, and sorting into categories. This could also lead into role playing for toddlers; Eden loves pretending to cook with my utensils whilst Mummy makes dinner.