Sunday, February 18, 2007

Practical Life - Food prep

Practical Life - Cutting and preparing food

MATERIALS: Soft/firm food, dull butter knife, cutting board, stool to let child work at counter with you, serving dish.

USE: Soft foods like hard boiled eggs, avacado, tofu, and slightly cooked carrots are perfect for this. Show child how to prep the food (peel the egg, etc). Then show them how to cut into small pieces away from the fingers and put into a serving dish. The child can then clean up materials and offer to friends, eat.

MATERIALS: Potatos, carrots, cukeumber, etc..
USE: Show child how to use a peeler, away from body and fingers and give them a small bowl for peels. Show them how to scrub the vegetables as well.

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