At 2 years and 9 months, V still loves to take utensils out of my baking drawer and play with them. Mostly she takes them into the diningroom or living room, but sometimes she just plops down on the kitchen floor and gets going. Here she’s got the egg beater, egg slicer, a silicon baking mat, and a small rolling pin.

The egg beater is still her favorite. She pretends to be mixing dough to make cookies or kolach. And she’s very good about making it spin. She’s not so good at putting everything back when she’s done.