A fun and tasty guide to baking with little chefs ages 1 to 4
If your little one is curious about what goes on in the kitchen, this toddler cookbook is the perfect way to get them involved. The recipes are designed to be whimsical and simple, so even young kids can start learning cooking basics, fine motor skills, and the joy of tasting and sharing their own creations.
You’ll find advice for the best ways to bake with a toddler, including how to set up the workspace ahead of time, explain kitchen safety, and create a backup plan in case things get a little too messy. Every recipe includes both “adult steps" and “toddler steps” so you can see where to give your toddler some independence and where they’ll need a grown-up to lend a hand.
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BARBARA LAMPERTI is the recipe developer, photographer, and video creator behind the blog and YouTube channel BuonaPappa and author of the Fuss-Free Toddler Cookbook where she shares her passion for healthy food starting from the very first baby spoon.
“Barbara Lamperti’s Little Helpers Toddler Baking Cookbook is a must-read for new parents who love to engage with their little ones in the kitchen. This cookbook has everything you need to know to help you prepare and enjoy a fun baking session: step-by-step easy recipes (divided into three levels, steps for toddler and steps for adults), tricks, tips, suggestions, basic techniques, safety guidelines, and strategies. Baking with my boys when they were toddlers and now that they are a little older is one of the things I love and I will always cherish. And I’m pretty sure they will too!” —Manuela Mazzocco, mother of two, author of The Complete Italian Cookbook, and creator of CookingWithManuela.blogspot.com
“Baking with toddlers builds literacy and early math skills, enhances fine motor development, and creates more opportunities to try new foods. But above all, baking is a fun activity and a great way to spend quality time together! As a cooking instructor specializing in cooking with toddlers, I’ve never met a child that didn’t jump at the chance to help make some muffins or cookies! Barbara’s recipes are simple yet enticing and familiar but with a modern spin. This cookbook is perfect for any parent or grandparent who wants to make memories in the kitchen with their little ones.” —Heather Wish Staller, founder of HappyKidsKitchen.com, cooking instructor, and author of Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook
“As a pediatric occupational therapist, I know the numerous benefits cooking with your toddler brings. Barbara Lampereti makes this sometimes overwhelming activity totally doable with loads of helpful tips and a plethora of yummy recipes that are perfect for toddlers.” —Alisha Grogan, licensed pediatric occupational therapist, yourkidstable.com
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