Holden loves to help me in the kitchen. We measure everything out while counting and he pours it in the bowl. He also loves to get his whisk out and start stiring. Yes, at times it doubles my mess in the kitchen but I also believe its a good learning tool since we are counting and pouring. When we made brownies on Sunday for a Superbowl party he was more than happy to help lick the spatula when we were all done!