Monday, October 1, 2012

Copy Kids DVD

As you may know by know my daughter Emarose is extremely picky. She can like something one day, and the next day she won't even try it. Oh and getting her to try new foods seems to be like an almost impossible task. So I was thrilled when I found Copy Kids.

Copy Kids is a video that shows other kids eating fruits and veggies. Kids naturally want to copy and mimic others. This video uses that natural desire in kids to encourage them to eat better.

The video is divided into chapters showing 12 different fruits and vegetables. Fruits and Vegetables covered include: bell pepper, carrots, raspberries, broccoli, bananas, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumber, oranges, avocado, apples and blueberries. Each section is 7 minutes long and shows children aged 9 months to 4 years happily eating. Also included is Dr. Jay Gordon on ideal nutrition for kids, and some outtakes.

When the DVD first arrived in the mail, my daughter insisted that we watched it. I wish I would have had some of these fruits/veggies on hand when we watched the video.

Emarose and Jerom were both happy to watch the video. They both sat with delight and Emarose even asked if she could eat the foods that were on the video. I told her we'd have to go to the store and get some.

She was excited and said she wanted me to get "Bell pepper, carrots, avocados, blueberries, and bananas." She already loves the avocados, blueberries, and bananas, but she has never tried bell pepper or carrots. I was happy that she at least wanted to try them. She normally won't even try a bite of something.

I took Emarose to the grocery store with me and allowed her to pick out a couple of the items that was on the video. She chose Bell peppers- red, orange, and yellow. She also had to get both baby carrots and regular carrots to try.
Emarose is excited to try Red Bell Pepper
Tasting Bell Pepper
 When we first got home from the grocery store she wanted to try the foods. I got out the bell peppers and let her choose which color to try. She choose orange. So after I washed it off I gave her the raw bell pepper. She took a small bite out of it. She wasn't thrilled with the taste, but she didn't spit it out either. This is an improvement for her. Not only did she try it, but she also swallowed it. Plus I wasn't trying to coerce her to eat it. She also got out a baby carrot and washed it. Then she took a bite. Again, she didn't like it but at least she was trying it.  Looking back now I wish I would have put these in a dish and brought them in for her to eat while watching the video. She normally isn't allowed to eat in the front room and so that would have made it something special for her. Plus I think the reinforcement from the kids on the dvd saying mmm might have helped her like them. I will definitely try that in the future.
Trying a Carrot
Jerom, age 2, also tried the bell peppers and carrots. He gnawed on a few bites of the bell pepper. The carrots he maybe tried one bite. I like that they are at least tasting these foods. I will continue to offer them in hopes that they will like them.

A few days later we tried raspberries with both Emarose and Jerom. Jerom decided he likes them although sometimes he squishes them and makes a mess. Emarose will eat a little of them but tends to want to play with them on her fingers.

I like that this video gets my kids exposed to the vegetables and fruits. Emarose didn't turn into a super eater overnight, but this video is helping her want to try more foods.
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1 comments:

Ashley S said...

My son eats anything! He even loves his fruits and veggies. I hope this continues and he doesn't become a picky eater :P

 
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