Feeding therapists at Kids First Children’s Services encourage fussy eaters to play sensory games with food outside of mealtimes.
It might be messy, but there’s method in their madness.
When children play with food, instead of being expected to eat it, they get exposure to new touches, smells and tastes that can help them to build familiarity with new foods.
Here’s some sensory food play ideas you might like to try at home with your child
Your child’s senses, including touch, smell and taste are all factors in their experience with food. Sensitivity to these things are often a big factor in fussy eating.
Playing with all kinds of food gives your child a pressure-free chance to interact with it without the expectation that they have to eat (or even try) it!
Kids First’s accredited feeding therapists offer personalised support that helps children to become more adventurous eaters. Contact us on 9938 5419 to find out how we can assist your family.
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