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This is where you actually encourage your toddlers to play with their food. Not every day, maybe once a week. Perhaps a number of you are shaking your heads thinking, ain’t nobody got time for that.
To which, I would generally agree. If I were proposing that you provide such fantastical snack-age for your tots every day after school. Which I’m not. As chief memory maker and food provider to my children, I make time to incorporate fun, age-centric activities involving food for my kids. On occasion.
For a number of reasons, revolving around the inherent pickiness that comes with the toddler stage and my desire to watch them clap their hands with delight over being presented a snack plate that they can’t wait to dig into. Tell stories about. Play with. To watch them gobble up healthy tidbits that otherwise wouldn’t make it into the caverns of their growing bellies. For little effort (I’m talking 15-20 minutes every couple of weeks), making food fun in this way is something that ends in you marveling at how your little one(s) become more connected to the food on their plate. More inquisitive, more positive, less picky.
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