gingerkidslogoMr. A. loves to help me in the kitchen, as most five year olds do, I think.  He loves to crack eggs and French Toast is his favorite food to prepare.  So when I was introduced to Ginger Kids, I was curious to learn more about what they offered.

A little about Ginger Kids:

Created in 1994, Ginger Kids’ mission is to encourage children to embrace and appreciate cultural diversity while emphasizing the similarities among us. Offering a diverse line of multicultural and educational baking products, Ginger Kids provides a fun and creative context for family togetherness while simultaneously teaching children about foreign lands and cultures along with the ABC’s of baking. In essence, Ginger Kids products allow children to travel the world while giving families the opportunity to create treasured memories within their own home.

Kitchen_Basics_Cover_MdGinger Kids was nice enough to send me their Kitchen Basics:  Rules, Tools and Etiquette…for Kids Cookbook to test out with my son.

This cookbook is a bright and colorful and full of information from recipes to how to set the table.  There are resources to help with measurements, types of kitchen tools, table manners and party planning.  It really is an “all in one” book to motivate kids to get into cooking.

Now, I did find some of the concepts above my (soon to be) five year old.  But for a little bit older kids, I think it’s great.  Also, it comes as a very sturdy 3-ring binder, so it will last through rough children and has space to add your own family recipes.

I think this book will eventually get a lot of use from my son as he becomes more comfortable (and trustworthy) in the kitchen.  It was created to teach children that cooking as a family can be a fantastic experience and I think that it does a good job introducing the kitchen to kids.  It also provides parents with a resource to make kitchen time, family time, and a starting point for cooking.

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September 9th, Ginger Kids is introducing the Passport to the World Membership Club.

Would you love to embark on a world adventure with your kids, without ever having to pack a suitcase? The Passport to the World Club from Ginger Kids Fun! is the perfect way to give your child an exciting, hands-on world adventure in the comfort of your home! By choosing one of two affordable monthly membership options, kids will have a blast cooking up new international cuisine, interacting with children from other cultures, learning new languages and more.

The Passport to the World Club membership will be available for purchase at www.gingerkidsfun.com starting September 2009. Memberships can be purchased on a month to month basis or as a twelve month VIP package. Sample destinations include Jamaica, Greece, Italy and Israel! Those that join the twelve month program will receive a FREE welcome package complete with Ginger Kids apron, Kitchen Basics: Rules, Tools & Etiquette cookbook binder, Cookbook binder with country tabs to store 12-months of recipes and a Ginger Kids Passport.

WIN a One Month Membership to the Passport to the World Club!

Ginger Kids Fun! is offering one lucky monkey reader a one month membership to their new Passport to the World Club.  You will receive one “project-in-a-box” that will include a passport stamp, a fun country fact sheet (The Culture Gram), international recipes, a non-perishable food item and a special kitchen tool just for that month’s international cooking experience. (ERV $24.95+shipping)

First Mandatory Entry Requirement

Visit Ginger Kids Fun! and look around.  Leave me a comment telling me something you would like to try.  Their website offers cooking workshops, recipes, and more!

Click here for Extra Entries and Contest Rules

This giveaway will end September 15 at 10pm Pacific Time.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email.  The winner will have 72 hours to reply before prize is forfeit.  Good luck!