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Mother’s Day Easy Breakfast Treat Kids Can Make

Easy Breakfast or Brunch Treat for Mother’s Day

Two of chidren’s early words are “Me do” and they are spoken with firm determination. Kids like to be able to do things by themselves and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. It’s not always easy or appropriate for us to let them but they sure like to try. A treat for mom’s is to make a special breakfast or brunch. This can be quite a challenge, especially with the ‘help’ of young children.

easy mother's day treatAn easy-peasy treat that young kids can make is fruit pieces with a dip or sauce. If the fruit chunks are big enough, they can be dipped, or small ones can be mixed with a sauce. The dip or sauce can be flavored yogurt or plain combined with softened cream cheese or chocolate shavings, (use a potato peeler to make flakes). Children can help wash the fruit but for this kind of washing, they don’t need soap!! Kids can find such unexpected ways to help. Fruit can be bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, melons, kiwis, grapes, or practically any other kind of fruit that’s available where you live. Kids 3 or 4 years old are often capable of slicing a banana or other soft fruit using a plastic knife. Grownup hands need to cut the harder ones.

easy mother's day treatServe the bowl of fruit with a sauce or dip, on a child’s artwork placement, and have a child fold a napkin. If lots of fruit is used, there will be enough for the whole family. No cooking needed, but tasty and looks colorful and appealing. There won’t be many prep dishes to wash either altho slicing all that fruit can leave a mess on the counter or table. Kids can help with cleanup too. That’s another significant life skill. Best of all, the kids have contributed their effort to doing something special and this helps with feelings of belonging, being important and self-confidence.

Perhaps, those are some extra ingredients in the recipe? Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Earlier this week, Nicolle Nattrass, actor and writer of the solo play “Mamahood: Turn and Face the Strange”, was a guest on my radio show. She thought of motherhood as life on another planet. We’ve all been there and wondered if this is indeed some sort of alternate reality. The role of mothers in theContinue Reading

Kindergarten Readiness – Happy Mother’s Day

For the past two weeks, kindergarten readiness blog posts have been about how to grow children’s brains and make them smarter. I recently read an article that is perfect for today: A Mother’s Love Is Good for Child’s Brain The article summarizes a research project from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, showingContinue Reading

Readiness for Kindergarten – Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Caring, sharing and celebrating together all contribute to children’s emotional development. At this age, the roots for healthy emotional growth begin. Like many other skills, children learn through play. This weekend, find some time just to play together, knowing that you are helping your child not just with kindergarten readiness butContinue Reading

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