Teaching & Learning Moment - Helping Out In The Kitchen

~ Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM ~

Our youngest kiddo (she's 1.5 years old btw) loves to follow me around. I can barely have a few seconds peace before she comes looking for me. One morning while I was preparing the ingredients to make soup for the day's dinner, as usual, Carolyn came along and refuses to let me do my work in peace. 

So I thought of just giving her some small little tasks for her to help me out rather than she walks around, clinging onto my legs or crying and whining for me to take her away. I got a chair and let her stand next to me on the chair. I was chopping and slicing some vegetables so what I did was I put the sliced ingredients into a small bowl which she can access to easily.

Then I guided her to take the sliced vegetables and put them into my slow cooker. With every sliced vegetables she put in, I cheered her on and complimented her for being a good helper! She was so happy to be praised and she kept saying 'amor!' (means 'somemore') so fast that I had trouble keeping up with her!

Teaching & Learning Moment

Now why this falls into the 'Teaching & Learning Moments!'?

* I get to teach our girl to help out with some housechores.

* I get to teach our girl to practise her motor skills and dexterity - to pick up the sliced vegetable and dropped them into the slow cooker.

* I don't need to hear her whine and cry while I'm doing my work.

* I get to boost her sense of accomplishments for being mummy's little helper!


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