One of my mottos -- along with things like. you can staple a hem in a pinch. and good food can come from a can -- is that it's never too early to start teaching kids responsibility. Even the littlest member of the family can pick up and pitch in, and that extends to mealtime as well.
Teaching kids how to feed themselves not only fills their stomachs, but can also be fulfilling, instilling them with a sense of pride and accomplishment. And as an added bonus, at some point they may want to feed you!
So here are a few ideas for meals kids can do themselves, divided by age range. Let's start with the older pre-school set.
This is more of a snack than a meal, but it's still healthy and it's one little hands can create all by themselves. As long as the ingredients are within reach, youngsters will enjoy layering the yogurt, fruit and granola for treat that's as much fun to make as it is to eat.