LITTLE COOKS READING BOOKS: KIDS ACTIVITY BLOG MAKING REAL FOOD FUN AND HAVING FUN WITH CRAFTS
Hi! I’m Jacqueline Wilson, #1 bestselling author, podcaster, and creator of fun activity sites for children and parents. I run Little Cooks Reading Books kids’ activity blog with my sidekick, my daughter Ella, now for over 16 years. We pair children’s books with theme recipes and fun kids’ crafts for the little chef readers in your life!
I have multiple family websites (including this kids activities blog!) and have appeared online and in media like Oprah Daily, Parents.com, Huffington Post, Study.com, Kiwi Magazine, Yahoo! News and multiple news and podcasts around the nation.
ABOUT JACQUELINE WILSONS BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
I have been creating kids’ crafts and making theme recipes for over 15 years. I grew up cooking with my Southern mama and much of my love for cooking comes from cooking with her for many years!
After I had my daughter and she later showed an interest in cooking, I wanted to grow that natural interest and make sure that she knew real food could be fun! Since then, I’ve been creating recipes based on children’s book themes, sharing vintage family recipes / Southern family recipes, and also creating fun kids activities with her to share on this children’s website / family website!
I am also a former educator and professional writer of over 20 years, wife, homeschool mom of over 12 years, #1 Bestselling Author, and Parent Busters podcaster, a fun kids podcast where parents and kids can learn together.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF THE LITTLE COOKS READING BOOKS KIDS BLOG
Using our site to cook with kids helps:
- Understand that kids are plenty sophisticated to eat “real food.”
- Realize that most kids have amazing palates.
- Practice important life skills with your child like cooking, nutrition, and cleaning.
- Improve reading skills or help to create an interest in reading.
- Practice important academic skills like math and reading in a fun way.
- Foster creativity in your child.
- Introduce you to fun and interesting books to read as a family.
- Create a dialogue with your child.
- Spend quality time with your child doing fun crafts and kids activities.
- Have fun with some of our fun games and holiday ideas!
- & SO MUCH MORE!
More About The Little Cooks Reading Books Website
Little Cooks Reading Books was created to pair children’s books with theme recipes for those little chef readers in your life.
And—although we make lots of fun, whimsical food—we also want kids to know that regular ole food can be fun, too.
(For example, this is one of my daughter’s all time favorite recipes and also these which she renamed Ella’s Fiesta Roll-ups!)
Kids today have amazing palates, which makes cooking with kids fun!
We don’t have to “dumb down” food for kids to enjoy it.
However, if you do have a picky eater, pairing up a great theme recipe with a children’s book is a guaranteed way to get them interested!
If your kids (and you) love shows like Top Chef Junior, MasterChef Junior, Nailed It! and/or they spend hours and hours and hours watching kids’ YouTube cooking videos, then you’ll love Little Cooks Reading Books!
And, if your kids love to read (or you’re trying to get them to read more), we’ll quickly become one of your favorite sites.
BECAUSE . . .
We take cool kids’ books and create a theme recipe that pairs with the book or give you related children’s book suggestions to use with the recipes!
So, not only will you have fun reading with your kids, you’ll have a great time talking about the book with them while you create a related recipe!
HOW LITTLE COOKS READING BOOKS GOT STARTED
At around 18 months old, my daughter started showing an interest in being in the kitchen with me and cooking.
So, I started giving her “cooking” chores and allowing her to help.
But, once she got to reading age, she really didn’t show an interest in learning to read. She liked books and being read to, but really had no interest in reading herself.
It was then that I decided to pair up her interest in cooking with books.
And, we started reading books together and thinking up simple, fun recipes that would pair up with the stories.
Today, my kid loves to read and still loves to cook and create her own food concoctions and recipes. We regularly add cooking to our homeschool schedule and look for great books to pair up with theme recipes!
ABOUT HOME SCHOOL
As of 2024, we have been homeschooling over 12 years… and still cooking as part of our learning!
My daughter is now 16 years old!
You may have visited us on our home school site, HomeschoolSuperFreak.com.
I started that site in 2017 to share my years of experience in education and what I had learned (thus far) about homeschooling and to serve as a place of support for fellow homeschoolers of all belief systems, backgrounds, and methods of learning.
It quickly grew into a popular site with over 20,000 engaged and active followers/subscribers and now more!
We’d love to see you over there, too or on our Party Site for fun party ideas!
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