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[–] MrDarkWater 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I grew up watching my older sister stand on a stool at the kitchen sink and wash the dishes after every family dinner with our grandmother. my sister is now raising 2 girls that are just now beginning those same traditions.

rebuild families and traditions it's not extinct yet.

[–] beefartist ago 

Can I ask the age? Some of our childs' friends (between 3 and 4 years old) are already using nylon knives to help (at least pretend) with dinner prep. We aren't ready to put sharp objects in her hand yet and our floors might be too hard to let her wash dishes :)

[–] callthehambulance 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Opinel-Petit-Chef-Complete-Set/dp/B00GK67P7O/ref=asc_df_B00GK67P7O/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=221531457315&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2398938658390187928&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046677&hvtargid=pla-307525014478&psc=1

A friend of mine is a chef and has twin girls, nearly three years old. He bought this for Christmas for them, and has them helping prepare meals. Not sure if it's appropriate for your friends wee ones but it's worth a look. Never too young, you know? My sister had her boys doing basic things like shelling peas, pulling the outer layers off brussel sprouts and using a tea spoon to remove any sprouting from potatoes from about 3 or so as well.

[–] MrDarkWater 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

6 and 3. So one is doing dishes while one is watching. But there are other things the little one can do, if she settles down for a moment.