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Teaching Kids About Food the Fun Way

If you want something your kids could learn at an early age, what would it be? 

Most parents want their young kids to be aware of the cleanliness and neatness at home by teaching them to tidy up their beds at a young age. It’s a simple activity to train them to keep their bedroom in order.

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Other parents expose their children to the basic things they do in the kitchen, from preparing ingredients to cooking and serving the dish at the table. Cleaning after every meal is also necessary to instill in them. 

Being with kids in the kitchen is also an opportunity to bond with your little ones and keep them entertained for a few hours.

Kids Food Games

Online culinary games for children are another way to get your little ones interested in food. They will learn a lot about food and cooking the fun way. 

Remember the times when you play-pretend with the cooking set yourself? The website is pretty much the same, only that everything is virtual, and kids will get to play different games at their fingertips.

Kids Food Games has 150 online games to offer. These games help children acquaint themselves with food, farming, cooking, the culinary arts, the restaurant business, and hospitality-related careers.

What I also love about the site it provides simplified culinary terms for kids, like baking, frying, marinating, etc. It also provides different recipes of foods kids love. There are meals intended for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time. From the website, kids can learn to develop their birthday party menu. It would be fun to learn to create their lunch boxes as well.  

Besides spending fun times with online games about food, kids learn the value of food safety and the foods that boost health. 

I’ve chosen two games from the game collections that my grown children would likely play if they were still younger. 

Pizza Party

We love pizza so much, so playing this game is a no-brainer. Kids will have fun playing this one. They will be serving guests custom-made pizzas using ingredients like tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, mushrooms, basil, and pepperoni. 

This game is easier to play since you automatically get a crust at the start of each order. Almost every order (except for the ham and mushroom) starts with tomato sauce, there are a few total ingredients to choose from, and you can add each one in any order. 

Kids in the second and third-grade students will enjoy this game. Students in higher grades may find it boring until they advance to higher levels and can choose between making more advanced pizzas like quattro stagioni to go with basic margherita, marinara, and pepperoni pizzas.

Pizza Party teaches kids to be mindful of the customers’ orders and provide them with the best service possible. If you upset too many customers by serving them the wrong order or it takes too long to prepare their order, you won’t be able to collect points, and you lose the game, too.

Night of the Living Veg

If you are a fan of zombie movies and games, this game is for you. 

It’s a maze attack game where you collect baby carrots while avoiding dangerous zombie vegetables. Help Rubi move around the level using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Make sure to grab the Rubi icon for an extra life, collect all baby carrots to clear the steps, and grab the peashooter icon for ammo to fight off the zombie carrots.

You will enjoy playing this game because it will give you the adrenaline rush as you try to get Rubi away from the zombie carrots.

Some games on the website are similar to a few classic games you may have played when you were younger such as the candy blocks and donuts. It feels good to be able to share them with the younger generation. 

Online games about food may not directly teach kids the rudiments of preparing meals, but it gives them a glimpse of what’s it like to have fun with various food activities.

A Kid Having His Own Room: When and Why?

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Is there a right age for kids to start having their own room? Probably there isn’t. I reckon it will all depend on a child’s emotional maturity and special needs. Some may feel the early signs of independence creeping up on them at 5 years old, while some may prefer the comfort of their mother’s bosom even up until the age of 10.

There are advantages to a child having his own room. For one, he gets to enjoy his privacy even at an early age. He will learn to be introspective and at the same time have his own place of refuge whenever he feels the need to have some quiet time alone.

When a child has his own room, he is suddenly given a lesson in responsibility. He will learn to put his toys away and keep his room tidy by placing decors of his choice. Otherwise, he will simply suffer the consequences of sleeping in a filthy room.

As I continue turning the idea over in my head, I don’t see any disadvantages to it. A kid having his own room is a step towards growth, in my opinion. And any journey in that direction is always good.

A child’s thought on environment protection (repost)

This is one of my favorite posts from 2010 about my son’s (who was in 4th grade then) take on environment protection. Read on. 

Last school year, my son’s 4th grade class was assigned by their teacher to draw something about preserving the environment and write a paragraph about their drawing. My son submitted this simple drawing, but I feel proud of what he wrote to describe the important points of his drawing.

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He is only 10 and yet he is aware of what people can do to take care of the environment such as avoid illegal logging and incessant use of fishnet to catch small fish. My son could even mention about recycling in his essay. For example, to donate or sell used books so other students can still use them and lessen the number of trees being cut down to produce paper…Khalil scored 10 points each for the drawing and essay. Ten is the highest point given by their teacher for the assignment.

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