A forty-something mother of six incorporates Montessori principles into REAL life.
I agree the kids should cook. They have plenty of energy.
Yes! And we did this when the toddler was taking a nap. Some viewers have mentioned to me that kids and sharp knives are a scary combination, but these girls have been practicing for a long time. Even a 2-year-old can begin to slice a (peeled) banana with a dull spreader (the kind sold for cheese) or with one of those Pampered Chef safety knives (with a red plastic handle and zig-zag metal cutting edge ). I will post more about kids in the kitchen in the future!