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Letting children use their senses is a wonderful way for them to describe and use details. Play guessing games with spices, fruits and vegetables. Let the child describe how a food smells or tastes: sour, sweet, strong, spicy.

Play guessing games with various objects by placing them in bags, pillowcases, or socks. Let the child put his/her hand inside and describe the object. How does it feel? Is it soft? Is it hard? Does it bend? How big is it?

Parents and children can make their own memory cards with index cards or colored paper. Cut out various items from grocery store ads and magazines. You can match up many things: baby animals – adult animals, colors, sizes, shapes, toys, and foods.

Food Fun Books:
Baby Food by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger
Food ABC by Heinemann Read & Learn
Good Bread by Brigitte Weninger and Anne Moller
How Are You Peeling? by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers


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