Tip of the Day: Picky Eaters

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -Albert Einstein

When favorably using symbolic props similar to everyday items (e.g. healthy food items) during pretend play, children build positive associations with these items. It also helps to add little fun facts here and there about the food they are playing with.

For example, “Do you want to know broccoli’s super powers? It makes little kids’ eyes, skin, bones, and teeth super healthy and strong. It has more vitamin C than oranges and helps you get more calcium than milk. And when you eat it regularly, it keeps you healthy so you don’t get sick.

By the way, it also helps if the kids see you eating healthily, too.

Thank you for being tuned in parents. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and tips! There’s more for you, too, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

-Elle C.

Reference:
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6039/10-Fun-Facts-You-May-Not-Know-About-Broccoli.html
http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/201201/Leong_Make_Believe_Play_Jan2012.pdf

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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