Kitchen Scavenger Hunt (Occupational Therapy Edition)
Scavenger hunts can be super motivating for our kids...and a great way to incorporate your therapy goals while having fun. Check out this simple kitchen scavenger hunt with some tricks for targeting your occupational therapy goals.
Ways to Promote Food Interactions in a Non-Pressuring Way
If you have a picky eater at home, mealtimes can be stressful for everyone. As parents, we just want our kids to eat a well-balanced diet so they can grow strong and healthy. But if a child has aversions to foods, mealtimes can quickly turn into power struggles, standoffs, and negative experiences surrounding this daily activity. Learn more about how to promote food interactions in a non-pressuring way in order to improve your child’s relationship with mealtimes.
Generalizing Feeding Skills
Generalization is the ability to use or display a learned skill in new situations, such as within different places, with different people, and over extended periods of time. Check out these 10 strategies to help promote generalization of feeding skills with your kids.
Valentine’s Day Pancakes
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, check out this fun food craft to help spread some love and learn about some new foods!
Healthy Owl Food Craft
Having fun and playing with food is a great way to encourage our kids to try new things. Click here to check out our healthy owl snack.
6 Tips to Promote Flexibility with Food with your Picky Eater
Meal times can be stressful and chaotic for any family. Meal times with a picky eater can be especially stressful. Learn a few simple strategies that could help turn your meals into a more enjoyable time of day here!
Feeding Menu Template (choices for your picky eater)
Is your child rigid and controlling when it comes to meal time? This menu can help give your child control of meal time by providing options for them to choose from. Fill out the menu with 2-3 options that both you and your child can agree upon let them choose what is for dinner.
My Feeding Comfort Scale
Exploring new foods can be overwhelming for our kids. This visual helps bring understanding to those big emotions our kids might be feeling when trying new foods and allows them to understand individual preferences with food.
Feeding Menu Template (by day)
For picky eaters, being able to understand and predict what is coming during mealtime can assist with power struggles during mealtime. Work with your child to create a meal time menu for the day – or week – as a way to create an expected plan for meal time.
Making Mealtime Fun Again
Check out this article to learn some simple tips and tricks to making mealtime with your children fun again.