Tips and Strategies

Strategy of the Month:

When cooking a meal, explain what you are doing:

“I’m pouring the sauce over the noodles. Can you help me stir it up? Here’s the wooden spoon, I’ll help you!”

While sharing the meal:

“Here’s a big scoop of peas.  You like to smoosh them with your fork! Are they green on the inside too?”

While cleaning up the table:

“Let’s pick the peas we spilled on the table…1, 2 …help me count!  Do you want to carry the spoons to the sink?”

Having conversations at mealtime builds your child’s brain!  Here’s an example: