Quickly becoming some of my most treasured belongings are those that allow my 3.5-year old daughter to do things for herself. The kitchen is a place where I continuously ask myself, “How can I equip Emmy to be self-sufficient in this space?” There are so many appliances and utensils that I cannot allow her to use without my help or supervision at this age, but I am on the hunt for anything that will increase her independence! Mamas around the globe understand that more independence for their kids equals less work for mama!
My recent priority was to find a way for my daughter to help prepare her own lunches and help me prepare our family dinners. Unfortunately, using knives and chopping food is a huge part of the meal prep, and she is not coordinated enough to use our big metal knives yet without possibly chopping off her finger. However, I knew kid-friendly knives existed after seeing Emmy cut vegetables with what looked like a thick plastic knife at a birthday party at Patricia’s Table in Austin, so I went to Amazon to begin my search!