Your preschool child will love helping you set the table, but watch out for the breakables!
- When you aren't using your best china, have your child help you set the table.
- Have her count the number of people who will be eating, then count out the same number of knives, forks, spoons, plates, napkins, and so on.
- Show her how to place everything on the table properly.
- For younger children, you may want to set the plates and other breakables yourself, and have your child help you with silverware and napkins-- unless, of course, you are using paper plates!