Have a toddler keen to be a helper in the kitchen, a picky eater you’d like to foster a little more enthusiasm about mealtime, or a budding young chef eager to try out new recipes?
Taking the time to encourage and guide your children with age-appropriate cooking and baking responsibilities is a great way to connect and have fun, improve fine motor skills, and learn life skills in the process.
There are some great kitchen tools available to support kids in the kitchen, and making things easier can make a big difference in the fun factor, for children and their parents!
Here are our favorite kitchen tools for growing kids.
Time Timer WASH and WASH + Soap Dispenser
Let’s start by washing our hands! We’d be remiss to not mention the best tool for hygiene and proper handwashing in the kitchen, the Time Timer WASH + Soap Dispenser, an automatic, touchless soap dispenser with a visual timer for handwashing built in! If you don’t need the soap dispenser, the Time Timer WASH is a visual timer for handwashing that can be displayed on a countertop, mirror, or wall.
Sprout Sous-Chef Toddler Tower
This Montessori step stool emphasizes accessibility and independence for children, allowing them to really be part of the action while staying safe. It has an adjustable platform so it can be adapted as your child grows.
Minted Personalizable Children's Aprons
Cooking with kids can be a lot of fun, but it probably won’t save time, and it will definitely get messy! These children’s aprons offer a variety of fabric prints from independent artists and can be personalized with your child’s name.
Opinel Le Petit Chef 3-Piece Knife Set
Time to dig in. For the culinary inclined child ready to take next steps, this beginner knife set is designed to teach curious kids cutting and peeling skills while keeping safety top of mind for little hands.
Welcome Industries Visual Measuring Cups and Spoons
The shape tells the size for these measuring cups and spoons, offering a fun and accessible approach to cooking and baking for everyone. These are a great way for kids to learn fractions as well.
Oxo 3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Let’s get moving. These mixing bowls are sturdy with non-slip bases that won’t slip and slide while mixing, Plus, they are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
Time Timer TWIST
Set the timer! This small digital visual timer allows you to set the duration anywhere between 1 to 90 minutes, and unlike our other Time Timer visual timers, the Time Timer TWIST has a continuous alert at the end of the duration to ensure you don't miss it, ideal for making sure you bake that perfect batch of cookies. The TWIST also features a magnetic back so it’s easy to display on any metallic surfaces.
Ready to make a splash? Try out this pizza recipe for a fun family night in the kitchen!