Home > Food > Planning Healthy Meals > Breakfast > 8 Breakfasts Kids Can "Cook" Themselves

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

8 Breakfasts Kids Can ''Cook'' Themselves

2 of 9
Toast topped with peanut butter and banana

Toast and Fruit


Children can usually start using kitchen appliances around age 6, and whole wheat toast is a great first dish your child can "cook" on her own. A couple slices complete with her favorite nut butter and a sliced up banana are a hearty way to start the morning. If your child has nut allergies — or just isn't a fan of nut butters — strawberry jam, or some butter and a little sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar paired with a piece of fruit are a few other easy options.

Supervise your child the first couple times to make sure you feel comfortable allowing her to use the toaster on her own, and be sure to teach her proper toaster safety, such as never sticking a utensil inside it and allowing the food to cool for a minute or so before removing it. Also, only allow her to use a dull butter knife for spreading toppings and cutting up bananas, and make sure she is well-versed on knife safety.

Next: Cereal

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks