I am very blessed to get to learn so much from Tyler, but it is also fun to teach him new things. Appreciation is sometimes the hardest thing to understand, so I thought I would work on some mini-lessons.
The definition of appreciation according to Merriam-Webster is: an ability to understand the worth, quality, or importance of something or a full awareness or understanding of something.
The pots below have given him countless hours of entertainment and I think he understands more than I ever thought he would at his age.
They are beautiful aren't they. Shiny and new. Ready for use in the kitchen and his imagination.
Once I saw him stirring and already copying what he sees me do in the kitchen I decided to take the lesson one step further. I wished I had play food but this entertains him just the same. I wanted him to gain a connection to where food starts from, or gain an appreciation for where it all begins. Please don't laugh too hard. I'm trying at least.
I would like to introduce you to Mommy's Cooking Lesson.
Here he warns that even the lid gets hot so be careful. Now, don't forget lids also make great sounds by clapping, banging spoons on them, and oh yeah they are also for covering the food that is cooking.