Miss A and I went to a session run by the very lovely Gerry Carnel of Kiddy Cook Nottingham central area. The class was called Cookie Tots and for 2-4 yr olds.
Well, the aim of the sessions is to help promote healthy eating and food awareness, whilst building confidence and encouraging independence in children.
Miss A, is a fussy eater, and though has seemed quite confident, recently she’s been a little shy, and is struggling a little to settle into her preschool sessions. We are hoping that this is just an age thing, but really want to help her in any way that we can.
So we booked ourselves in to a taster Cookie Tots session that Gerry was running, I was very keen to see if this might be just the kind of thing that would help Miss A.
We at first were greeted into a light and airy room, and were asked to ask all wash our hands. Set up in the room was a long table with mixing bowls and other colourful cooking equipment for the children to use.
Each child was given an apron to wear, here is my little Miss A modeling hers:
Then came the messy bit! Taking it in turns in small groups of three children, we added things like greek yoghurt and herbs into the bowls and had fun mixing the dough. We then divided the dough in three, kneaded and mixed. Miss A found this very strange, as she really doesn’t like getting messy hands, but she coped well, and in the end giggled as the mixture made a squelching sound!
In the second half of the session, Gerry helped the children make some great firework pictures by putting black paper paint and glitter into a salad spinner and turning the handle REALLY quickly, which the children loved!
And some of the finished results:
Once the little cookie tots had completed these, they were asked if they wanted to try some seasonal pumpkin seeds which had been toasted with olive oil and cumin. We then sang another song to complete the session, and said good-bye to all the new friends that we had made.
The whole session had been REALLY well planed and thought out. It was very seasonal and exciting for the children.
Once home we popped the dough into the oven for around 10 minutes, out came the most delicious cheesy bonfire bread!
As I mentioned before Miss A is a very fussy eater, there does not seem to be a reason for it, she has been introduced to all the same flavours and textures that Miss N (9) was. But I am happy to report she tried it YAY! Which is brilliant, she didn’t go back for more (it was really lovely by the way) but at least she tried it. So we are very excited to go to the next session. I really hope that this is going to both help her with her confidence and to try new things.
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This is not a sponsored post, we paid for the session, and will be enrolling on the course as we loved it!