They’re yawning. They’re rubbing their eyes. After a long night’s sleep, children should have a nutritious breakfast to get them up and running. It is highly recommended they get around 20% of their daily energy and a significant amount of nutrients, first thing.
Because breakfast is often easy to prepare, even the youngest children can learn to make their own breakfast (okay, things might get a little bit messy now and again, but, hey, that’s the joy of parenting. Isn’t it…?). From pouring milk to spreading jam (as long as it’s not on your nicely ironed work shirt) there’s a lot of fun to be had. And choosing what they eat can also help them learn to make healthy choices and develop good habits that can last a lifetime.