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Peeling vegetables is a great task for petite chefs. Opinel’s sturdy peeler uses a ring to help position small hands to make it easier. $18 at www.opinel-usa.com.
Half the fun of working in the kitchen is fearlessly making a mess. These kid-size twill aprons from the Organic Company can handle whatever gets spilled on them. $28. www.food52.com.
These scaled-down baking sheets from Nordic Ware are the ideal size, shape, and weight for kids’ use. $12 at www.nordicware.com.
The blades on these serrated safety knives from Tovla Jr. are made from sturdy nylon; they produce a precise cut on vegetables but won’t harm little fingers. The handles have a no-slip grip, too. $10 for three at www.tovlajr.com.