My 3-year old son is SO independent, he has begun insisting on making his own lunch for preschool! I didn't want him using a regular butter knife to spread his peanut butter and jelly, so I got my little cream cheese spreader from the drawer. Worked like a charm.
It has a chunky little handle for him to hold onto, a blade that is just long enough for him to maneuver, and is just sharp enough to cut his sandwich after making it. It also worked great when he wanted to cut his banana "all by myself" !
Now I'll never get him out of the kitchen, but at least we found a tool that works for both of us 🙂
Brava, Michelle, for giving your son room to flex his curiosity! It's so easy to let the hassle of it get in the way (and sometimes, it must), so I applaud you for finding a way to make it work.
Does anyone have recommendations for kid-friendly knives for when it's time to move beyond the cheese spreader or butter knife? Specifically, knives that can chop and slice, but are slightly more forgiving than a regular paring knife?
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