The Kitchen Club Kids recipe-discovery collection offers an array of hands-on learning experiences for Little Cooks!
We are a team of four parents who share a love for quality family time and gathering in the kitchen to create simple and healthy dishes.
We believe the art of cooking provides so many educational lessons for children. It becomes a great way to teach kids basic math skills such as numbers, counting and measurements, build their vocabulary, introduce color, food and object identification skills, develop their problem solving skills and practice using their five senses. Giving a child the opportunity to play an active role in the creation of a recipe has its rewards. Whether they are helping with the grocery shopping or assisting with the cooking process, we've seen that children will be more likely to try their masterpiece and feel a sense of accomplishment if they're involved!
So, whether parents are looking for fun activities for kids, finding a way to share their love of food/cooking or are interested in creating homeschool classroom lessons, cooking with kids is a great way to build their nutritional foundation for a bright and healthy future and create beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
It's fun to turn your kitchen into a classroom. Kitchen Club Kids recipe-discovery collection introduces basic cooking skills and healthy food choices to budding taste makers as young as two-years old. Each book is a rhymey-good-timey story and recipe rolled into one. Plus, our Recipe + Activity Kits offer layered learning opportunities with a number of recipes from renowned chefs for kids to follow along and learn step-by-step.
- Numbers & Counting
- Food & Object Recognition
- Search & Identify Skills
- Vocabulary Building & Reading
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Sensory Experiences
- Healthy Eating & Nutrition
- Food Appreciation
- Recipe Preparation & Cooking
We believe that our stories and recipe activities foster learning interactions and an appreciation for the foods we eat. Focusing on basic counting, colors, food recognition, critical thinking and problem solving, you can experience the lessons of the kitchen in any room of your home.
Kitchen Club Kids recipe-adventure books and recipe + activity kits are great gifts for expecting moms and foodie friends with toddlers alike. The colorful illustrations and layered learning opportunities will keep your child’s interest from beginning to end. And, because “sharing” is one of our core themes, we encourage you to share Kitchen Club Kids with your friends and family, too.
It’s never too early to establish healthy eating habits.
So, why Kitchen Club Kids? Why Now?
Child nutrition is a growing issue in families across the U.S. And, childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among parents (1). The percentage of obese children aged 6-11 years has nearly tripled over the past 30 years (2-3). How can families encourage healthy eating habits earlier in their children’s lives?
The parents who created the Kitchen Club Kids recipe-adventure storybook series and recipe+activity kits believe that getting kids active and interested in the foods they eat at an early age can make a big impact on our children’s long-term health. But we’re not the only ones.
Schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors (4).
You don't have to wait until your kids are in school to begin teaching them about what they eat. Experts say one of the best ways to help children develop problem-solving skills is to cook together. As parents ourselves, we’ve experienced many great teaching opportunities in the kitchen with our little ones. It’s from this love of food, fun and sharing that Kitchen Club Kids was created.
We believe that our stories foster learning interactions and an appreciation for the foods we eat. Focusing on basic counting, colors, food recognition, critical thinking and problem solving, you can experience the lessons of the kitchen in any room of your home.
Ideal for children aged 2-6, Kitchen Club Kids storybooks start at the beginning. They’re geared for children during those inquisitive, early-learning years. Our goal is to help establish the basic themes of cooking, food appreciation and healthy eating at the same time we teach basic skills like counting, colors and object identification.
“I adore everything about these books. It’s incredibly colorful, fun, educational, and it provides the ultimate bonding opportunity for parents of young children. I wish End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad was available when my boys were young.”
- Robin Miller Food Network Host, Best-Selling Cookbook Author and Nutritionist
WE LOVE COOKING, LEARNING & SHARING!
You’ll love what kids can accomplish!
“Teaching kids how to cook healthy meals and helping them understand basic ingredients are the basis for a healthy lifestyle. These goals can be easily achieved with these beautiful books. I am impressed to see that Kitchen Club Kids even cover tropical fruits such as papaya – the ultimate Latin fruit!”
– Chef Martin Lopez, Professional Chef and Culinary Journalist, Culinary Ambassador for the Hispanic Community
- The American Heart Association, heart.org, Childhood Obesity Facts, January 2014
- Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Flegal KM. Prevalence of obesity and trends in body mass index among US children and adolescents, 1999-2010. Journal of the American Medical Association 2012;307(5):483-490.
- National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2011: With Special Features on Socioeconomic Status and Health. Hyattsville, MD; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood obesity facts for helping prevent the long-term health effects of childhood obesity. www.cdc.gov, July 2013.