This activity encourages children to use their senses to explore and interact with their new foods. Very young children gain information about the world through sensory exploration.
- An assortment of nutritious foods your family enjoys that children can hold, touch, manipulate, smell, and maybe taste (e.g. yogurt, cornmeal/flour, breadcrumbs, bananas, peas, applesauce).
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.
- Place the materials on the table or high chair.
- Point to and label the foods and allow children to touch, hold, and manipulate the foods.
- Talk with children about the colors, textures, and tastes of the food.