REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raddish, the leading monthly cooking-school-in-a-box for kids, is empowering preschoolers in the kitchen with its new "Cook + Play" placemat set. Designed to teach the youngest of chefs to cook while helping them master their ABCs, colors and counting, Cook + Play also encourages more adventurous eating habits.
In fact, science-based studies show that learning about food through hands-on sensory activities such as cooking and baking can positively impact a preschool and kindergarten-age child's dietary choices well into adulthood.
Cook + Play by Raddish nurtures a healthy and adventurous relationship with food and turns snacktime into a bonding, sensory-satisfying, nourishing and educational experience for kids ages 2-5, and their parents.
Each Cook + Play set includes three placements and is aligned with the company's mission to make learning delicious. On one side, parents and children alike will delight in colorfully illustrated step-by-step recipes which simplify cooking, foster independence and offer structure for sharing kitchen time together.
Preschoolers will learn basic cooking techniques, follow directions, explore their senses and try an array of flavors and textures as they measure, mix, mash, and stir. The first set features recipes for Rainbow Pasta Salad, 123 Blueberry Muffins and ABC Chips & Guac.
The reverse side of each placement features interactive and educational activities such as learning the alphabet, counting, colors, measuring and even setting the table. It can be used at mealtime and for creative play.
"Cook + Play is designed and tested to empower young children to be engaged participants in the kitchen, and to let them explore, experiment, and have fun cooking and eating," said Samantha Barnes, founder of Raddish. "Its introduction is a continuation of our mission to give kids confidence in the kitchen, broadening their minds and palates while fostering creativity and curiosity in the world around them."
A pioneer in teaching kids to cook, Samantha began empowering kids in the kitchen in 2008 through her LA-based kids' culinary program which evolved into Raddish – the first monthly cooking curriculum designed to teach kids the joy of cooking and to make learning delicious. Today, Raddish is the fastest growing kids' subscription box, according to Hitwise, and a leader in kids' culinary education. Its curriculum is also gaining momentum as a project-based, immersive and experiential way to learn in schools and homeschools across the country. It also continues the tradition of its LA-based summer camp programs.
An ideal gift for families with budding young chefs, Raddish Cook + Play is available for $20 with free shipping. More information can be found at www.raddishkids.com/preschool.
A cooking club for kids, Raddish delivers a new culinary adventure to families each month. Each thematic kit is designed by educators and chefs to nurture kids' confidence in the kitchen, expand their palates, and make learning delicious. Raddish cooking kits entice kids and families into the kitchen with beautifully illustrated recipes, culinary tools and fun activities, and take the guesswork out of teaching kids to cook. Science, math, geography, STEAM, and other subjects are intricately woven into each themed kit, making the kitchen the tastiest place to learn. More information can be found at www.raddishkids.com.