December 15, 2011
As you know, I wholeheartedly believe that getting kids involved in cooking is one of the best ways to inspire them to become great eaters. I watch that theory prove itself daily with my own kids and hear it reinforced endlessly from countelss other weelicious moms. It's so cool watching or hearing about a kid who's generally opposed to trying new foods actually get excited about eating them, just by helping their parents in the kitchen for mealtime. And while having your kids alongside you at the kitchen counter can bring with it great pride and bonding -- not to mention an invaluable learning experience for your child (children typically form their habits and opinions between the ages of one and four) -- parents can rightfully be nervous about what their child is perched on next to them at the kitchen counter. Young children standing on a chair or stool can be precarious and so, as with anything you do with your children, safety should always come first.
Enter Luca & Company, designers of the multi-award winning FunPod platform, which provides a safe environment at the kitchen worktop for toddlers from 12 months up to six years. The Fun Pod is 33 inches high, so it fits under most counter tops and is made from a durable, high quality material with a non-toxic finish which is easy for cleaning. Valued at $190 it would be a great item to win....so how great is is that Luca & Company is offering one weelicious mom the opportunity to do so!
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Since the holidays are just about here we want to offer two more moms a chance to win something else I think is precious. Rachel Riordan creates whimsical, recipe-inspired artwork with titles like 'Chcocolate Chip Cookies' and 'Pink Lemonade' valued at $120 each. It's the perfect addition for the room of your little budding chef, or even as a showpiece in your own kitchen.
For a chance to win, just tell me what dish you're most looking forward to making (or eating!) this holiday season. Winners will be selected at random and announced next week. Good luck!
* Congratulations to Shannon Reid the winner of the Fun Pod and Aisha Barbeau & Tammy Anderson the winners of the Luca & Company Art!