Hey there! I don’t know about you but I’ve been so crazy busy here lately that I have been ready to just throw my hands up in the air and say ‘ENOUGH’. No more Christmas, no more cleaning, no more school! My house was pure and utter CHAOS today and it has been for the past week. I don’t know why everything seemed so hectic but something had to change.
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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had purchased the Kids Cook Real Foods VIP package. I have even shared a couple of the freebies here and here. Well today I decided we needed to do something different or I was really gonna lose my mind.
Maybe it was crazy but I decided today would be the day to start this new program and boy am I glad I did! I was able to watch the Parents video while the kids finished up a bit of school work. It so described how I have felt at times.
Then we watched the video about teaching measurements using the terms ‘Daddy’, ‘Mommy’, ‘Kid’, and ‘Baby’ for the younger kids. My kids loved that and they were soon calling the measuring cups and spoons by these names.
They did the lesson about learning to spread and learning to peel veggies. (I didn’t have any large carrots but I did have a squash that they could practice on.) I have already ordered some new veggie peelers too!
Now this does take a bit of patience and we did have a few messes. For me it was easier to watch the lesson and then take the kiddos, two by two, into the kitchen to practice the skills.
Second I let them practice spreading by making some PB & Js. (The older girls already knew how to do this but they enjoyed helping everyone else too!)
They were so proud of their sandwiches that they made all by themselves.
Jacob and Evan wanted to cut the crusts off and they used our favorite Elmo sandwich cutter to do that.
All in all everyone enjoyed making their lunch and eating it too!
This program is going to be such a lifesaver here in our home as it will help me to teach the kids to be more independent and it will help them learn life skills that they all will need. I love the videos as they are pretty simple so the kids can understand and they see other kids doing the same tasks. This is so important for William (15) as he is a visual learner. I also love the fact that once they become more proficient with these skills they will be able to help out in the kitchen and give me a much needed break!
My most favorite part of this program is that this provides a special bonding experience for all of my kids. Today this was just the break that we needed to reset our day. Yes, it was still crazy, hectic, and some things didn’t get finished that I had planned but the smiles on their faces was worth more than the money I invested in the program.
Also this isn’t just a program for homeschoolers and it would be perfect for summer break, winter break, or just using at any time with your kids. If you aren’t sure about this why don’t you go ahead and try out a couple of these freebies and sign up for the newsletter?
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