Parents often talk about all the time they didn’t spend watching TV. Truth is there really wasn’t anything to watch if you were growing up in the 80s. There was plenty of time to get bored too. But if you loved books and loved to read, time would pass pleasantly enough.
Kids love playing in the kitchen. All kids. Boys too. And why wouldn’t they? There is so much to see, touch, taste and smell. Right since their toddler days, when they are knee high and can’t ‘see’ what’s the action, to when they are able to clamber on top of chairs and tables, the kitchen is an exciting place to be.
As they grow older, they start exploring cooking. Starting with making lemon juice to making sandwiches. I actively encourage my son to participate in the cooking. At age 11, I let him use the gas too. Though under supervision. He loves cooking scrambled eggs which makes a scrambled mess. But I love his enthusiam and the sense of accomplishment he gets.
Kartee has designed cute red and white aprons for li’l MasterChefs. They feature a cute tug-of-war and are designed to have no knots. Even your 4 year old can feel oh-so-important. Lemon Juice anyone?
Puzzles are a great way to relax and yet be challenged. You can go at your own pace, you don’t need a ‘partner’ and you can pick as tough a challenge as you feel like. They are good to sit with inside on a rainy day.
Kartee has designed an India Map puzzle that is 5 feet by 4 feet in size. Yes, it’s huge. But then India is huge too! All the pieces are made of pine wood veneer and are beautiful to touch and handle. We think we know the map quite well, but I promise you, it’s going to take quite a few attempts before you can get it all perfect. But that’s the fun of it right? The thrill of wondering how to complete it.