Review of The Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook Children are constantly being exposed to unhealthy food choices. Cooking is a fantastic way to encourage your children to take more interest in food and to discourage fussy eating. It can also encourage healthy eating. Having a cookbook with child friendly recipes and helpful advice for parents is a […]
Thanks to Teddy Bears and Cardigans for this guest post on growing cress hair. It’s such a simple but fun thing to do with young children. I love doing crafts with my grandson, Bear, and he loves them too. We especially enjoy anything that involves gardening. Bear thinks that seeds only grow flowers, and at 2 years […]
Encouraging Kids to Cook and the Fun You Can Have Along the Way. Cooking with children is something I am very passionate about so thanks to Lisa for this informative post.
Herby Playdough Thanks to Clare from Clare’s Little Tots for this fantastic post on herby playdough. It is such a great idea to use herbs for sensory play and what child doesn’t love having fun with playdough! Herbs aren’t just great for cooking they’re also fun to add to sensory play such as playdough. There […]
Check out this informative guest post by Danny Nguyen on tips to teach your child to cook from My Parenting Journal.
Herbs and spices are fantastic for adding to children’s food. They add flavour to dishes without the need for sugar or salt.
Gardening with children is great fun whatever their age. Now that the weather is starting to warm up why not involve the children and ‘grow your own’?
Children learn through their senses – gardening and cooking are both perfect for doing just that. Think of the textures, smells, sounds, colours and tastes.
The Children’s Food Trust Big Cookathon is an annual event where the aim is to get the nation cooking.
Wraps can be packed with healthy ingredients and are simple and quick to make.
Ideas for using eggs for healthy snacks at Easter.
There are many great reasons to grow Rocket which is also known as Arugula, Rucula and Italian cress!
Cooking is a fantastic activity for children, so why not find some fun recipes to make together for Valentine’s Day?
Mini Yorkshire Puddings – perfect for children!
Did you know that the week 24th – 30th January is National Breakfast Week where we are all encouraged to enjoy a healthy breakfast every day?
Did you know that the last Saturday in January every year is National Seed Swap Day?
Keep little fingers busy over the festive period. Cooking with children can be so much fun at Christmas time.
Guest Post by Kitchen Club Kids(R) Author Eluka Moore As many of you know, Handy Herbs is passionate about encouraging children to engage in growing things and using them to cook with. I believe there are so many benefits to becoming involved in these two key life skills. Recognising the impact story books can have on […]
There are so many new skills children can develop and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have fresh home grown herbs on hand even during the winter?
Here are some fun but easy to make healthy Halloween snacks to try. Find some Halloween containers to put your dips in like a small hollowed out pumpkin. To make these dips you will need: An apron A chopping board A sharp knife (to use with an adult) 2 large plastic bowl A plastic lemon […]
Books to engage interest in eating and cooking: One way to excite children about eating and/or cooking is to start from an existing interest. Most children love reading/sharing books. So why not spark a curiosity about food through stories? Stories may encourage children to make healthy food choices in later life. Some of these story […]
The beauty of dips – you can dip vegetables! Children can never eat too many vegetables. They provide the vitamins and minerals needed to support overall health. Carrot batons are an obvious vegetable to dip but try to aim for a variety – the more colours the better. Dips are a great way of encouraging […]
Outside in the garden is a wonderful place to encourage play and learning. Why not share the joy of gardening with your child?
Books to encourage growing food: One way to excite children about cooking and/or growing things is to start from an existing interest. So why not inspire the natural desire in children to grow and taste food? Share the joy of growing food and the pleasure of trying something new together. Many children love story books […]
Growing herbs with children is great fun and a lovely way to spend quality time with your children.
Chives are the smallest and most delicate member of the onion family.
Most herbs are low maintenance so are ideal for a busy family!
There is nothing quite like picking fresh herbs…
Using herbs in cooking with children can be so much fun!
Cooking is such a great activity to do with your children.