Your mini Keller is ready for more than Jell-o.
Too bad you’re not ready for the chaos.
Stir up some kitchen confidence with Playful Chef’s kits for pre- and grade-schoolers. Budding young cooks will salivate over their very own aprons and tools (color-coded measuring cups, safety scissors); you’ll love tip sheets that integrate kitchen safety and science.
Make delicate delectables like pita pizza, yogurt parfait, and chocolate lava cake, and relive your Easy-Bake Oven days.
Available at Jean et Marie, 1775 Union Street, between Octavia and Gough Streets (415-379-1111). To see styles, go to playfulinc.com.
See a Child, Save a Child
What: Ingenious reflectors stick on clothes and bags to ensure that motorists see little hikers and cyclists.
Why: They’re a real lifesaver.
When: Sooner rather than later.
Where: Online at seeachildsaveachild.com.
42nd International Children’s Games
What: More than 1,000 athletes compete in a teen version of the Olympics.
Why: Smells like team spirit.
When: Thurs.-July 14; see website for events.
Where: Venues around the city; spectator passes online at sficg2008.com.
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
What: Photographer Peter Menzel shares images of family kitchens from around the world, with accompanying recipes.
Why: He’s the flavor of the month.
Where: Online at amazon.com.