One of my favorite stories is If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. If you read the story in a silly voice and with lots of expression, you are bound to make the children giggle as they hear the story. It is a fabulous book to practice sequencing skills.
Bake muffins together as a family and read the story after they come out of the oven.
- For toddlers and preschool age children, I would allow them to pour the ingredients in the bowl.
- For a school age child I would teach the child how to measure and use a mixer.
Muffin Recipe Suggestions:
I love Leia Bushman’s Brown Sugar Buttermilk Muffins from Eat it & Say Yum. The muffins will melt in your mouth and make you want seconds. I hosted a toddler taste testing and the child and the adults loved it. Here is her recipe.
- 1/2 cup butter- slightly softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
- Preheat the oven at 375.
- Spray the muffin pans.
- In a bowl mix together the butter and brown sugar.
- Add the egg, vanilla, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. Mix it together.
- Add the flour to the mixture.
- The batter will be thick and easy to scoop about 2 tablespoons into each muffin pan.
- It should make about 18 muffins.
- Bake the muffins for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let the muffins cool for about 5 minutes and then serve them.
Be sure to check out her other muffin recipes as well. They all look delicious.