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Therapy Activity of the Week: A Food Literacy Activity for the Picky Eater

[Source:  Therapy & Learning Services]
Food should be fun and there is no better way to put this into action than building with food. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting complicated food art that looks like a professional has spent hours building. I’m talking about simple structures that children can build themselves or with very little help from a parent.
Kids should play with their food.
Did you know that when a child manipulates foods through things like cooking or messy play, they are actually becoming “literate” with that food. As they manipulate the food with tools or their fingers, they are seeing how the food behaves. What it does. How it smells. What it does when it is squeezed a bit. Maybe even how it tastes if a little juice spurts out and lands on a lip or finger.
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