The kitchen offers many opportunities for the performance of development activities. The child can participate in the preparation of meals with an adult in a way to wash the foods that will be used in the meal, added a bowl, plate, cup, spoon and the like. In this way, the child learns about individual dishes, learn a difference between fruits and vegetables.
Summing up the ingredients the child learns the basics of maths, for example, tell your child: “In the soup we will put three carrots, one for you, one for mom and one for dad. Pass me three carrots.”. Every time a child gives you a carrot, you can say: “One carrot, two carrots, three carrots. We put three carrots in the soup.”
You can ask your child to sort vegetables by the color. Also, you can make a small kitchen from cardboard boxes.