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8 Breakfasts Kids Can ''Cook'' Themselves

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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.

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