Monday, July 16, 2012

Order Now: Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook

It's here! It's finally here! 

As a former Montessori teacher and the founder of Montessori For All, I partnered with Kylie D'Alton--the brainchild behind the popular parenting blog: How We Montessori--to create the book we couldn't find in stores.

As I've mentioned before, it can be difficult to get your hands on specific and detailed resources that explain how to implement Montessori in the home, especially for young children. This book helps to fill that gap. It includes step-by-step directions (with checklists!) for setting up the kitchen in a kid-friendly way for children as young as 18 months. Then it explains how to prepare your young child to work in the kitchen by teaching them the foundational skills in a sequence that aligns with their development. Finally, it includes ten simple recipes that are illustrated with photographs, so children can follow along independently, even before they can read. 

I get chills when I think about what it means for a child's development when they participate in food preparation and then serve it to others. They learn focus, concentration, problem-solving, critical thinking, fine-motor skills, intrinsic motivation, and self-confidence. Plus, they learn grace, courtesy, and care for others. 

Are you looking for ideas about how to bring your children into the kitchen with you? Or do you know someone for whom this book would make the perfect gift? Colleagues? Neighbors? Family members? Friends? All proceeds will be donated to Montessori For All to help more children in diverse communities nationwide have access to a public Montessori education.

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Rebecca M said...

The link seems to be the link to purchase is a "page not found".

Sara E. Cotner said...

Argh! Sorry about that, Rebecca. I think they are fixed now. Thank you!

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