很多父母都知道, encouraging little ones to eat their fruit and veg can be a real struggle at mealtimes.
Now a 网赌软件排行榜 莱斯特 (正规网赌软件下载) researcher has teamed up with children’s food brand Ella’s Kitchen to develop a new way of encouraging little ones to try new things, 通过玩食物.
感官游戏包包括touchy, 菲力, 纹理的贴纸, a sensory play activity booklet packed with recipe and game ideas, 水果+蔬菜彩虹snap cards, 感觉游戏挂图, 紫皮袋, and some little Ella’s Kitchen socks to play a great herby smelly socks game with.
Dr 海伦-库塔 of 正规网赌软件下载 worked with Ella’s Kitchen nutritionist 克莱尔Baseley to come up with the pack. It is based upon her research which shows that children who play with their food are more likely to try new things.
Dr Coulthard (pictured above) said: “We specialise in non-taste techniques; this means encouraging children to interact with foods and food stimuli, 没有尝试的压力.
“For children who are currently refusing a lot of foods, focusing on ‘healthy’ foods such as fruits and vegetables may be unhelpful and unrealistic, adding pressure and making the problem worse.”
A study conducted for Ella’s Kitchen found two thirds of parents (62%0 still told their children not to play with food at mealtimes. Some 41% of parents questioned said getting their children to try or eat certain foods more stressful than a trip to the dentist (19%), 交通堵塞(29%), 甚至搬家(29%).
Two thirds (63%) of parents said they felt ongoing lockdowns and a lack of interaction and fun experiences outside the home also contributed to a negative impact on their child’s relationship with food, due to a lack of interaction with other children (41%), a lack of different eating scenarios (38%) and a lack of experience with a variety of new foods (33%).
克莱尔Baseley, Ella’s kitchen nutritionist said: “Parents often find it hard to get their children to eat new foods, with vegetables often topping the list of most challenging foods to introduce – but did you know, it can take up to 8-12 experiences of a food before your little one accepts it? The first few experiences with a new food might result in a few funny faces, but patient perseverance is key and a fun and enjoyable experience with food now can help build confidence and curiosity as they grow and make them more willing to try new things, including a variety of yummy tastes and textures.”
除了感官游戏包, Ella’s Kitchen has created a new Sensory Play website hub, housing lots of fun foodie activity ideas for little ones, 美味的食谱, handy tips and videos from our experts + more to get littles ones exploring new and deeelicious foods in fun and exciting ways. Whether parents are just starting to wean or encouraging their toddler to join in at the big table, there’s something fun and exciting for all little people from 6 months to 3 years to enjoy: www.ellaskitchen.co.英国/感觉游戏
Dr 海伦-库塔’s top tips for engaging the senses outside of mealtimes:
Why not involve a favourite toy or character in a game to help make it a fun, 给你的孩子积极的体验!
小孩子喜欢模仿别人, so show off your model behaviour at the dinner table and even invite a friend round (especially if they’re a good little eater).
Timing is important – try playing games when your little one is happy and alert, 不要太困也不要太饿.
- Help your little one prepare food everyone can eat! It is never too early to start teaching your child to get mashing, mixing + stirring – just make sure everyone washes their hands first!
- Use leftover veggies or fruits that would go into compost and make fun foodie art.
- Let little hands feel the different textures!
Where there’s play, food + lots of fun, there’s bound to be a bit of mess! 如果一款游戏可能会变得一团糟, perhaps play before bath time or on a wipeable may, 在水槽里还是在外面.
食物游戏不一定要花很多钱! You can use lower cost foods like pasta or flour mixed with water for sensory fun. 你甚至不需要玩食物, you can go outside and get hands on with mud, 草和树叶自由-记住, sensory play doesn’t have to only involve food.
Remember to go at your little one’s pace and think about their likes and dislikes. If they don’t like gooey substances for example, start playing with firmer or drier textures first! You can make a note of what they do and don’t like, and you can always try again later!
介绍彩虹蔬菜和水果, ranging from small squishy green peas (from 10m+) to big, 闪亮的紫色的茄子! Let little ones explore the different textures of the same foods cooked and raw too… for example, 脆脆的, snappy raw carrot versus soft + squishy mashed carrot. Pssst! Raw carrots are suitable for tiny tums from 12m+.