(picky eater stuff) daily lessons
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|Tue, 03-31-2009 - 6:07pm|
So from the "Just Take a Bite" book it was suggested to have a lesson every day for approximately 15 minutes regarding food. This should be FUN time with fun lessons. I started this week and pretty excited about it. My 7 year old understands why we're doing this ... my 4 year old thinks we're just having fun. (She copies big brother & shows some signs of SPD/SID ... just not to the extent of big brother).
So, I start out by doing 3-4 exercises to work on posture (as this book spent some time explaining how much posture can effect your feeding enjoyment & it makes sense ... plus my DS seems to have poor muscle development& horrible posture.)
We'll barely even deal with real food this first week. Just sort of a way to introduce this into our schedule & to ease any anxieties.
So yesterday they painted a "spit bucket." DS is well aware of having someplace to spit from when he was seeing an OT, but this sort of made fun & he kept singing about his spit bucket as he painted it LOL.
Today we're decorating a folder that they'll be keeping a journal in.
Tomorrow we'll be pasting pictures of food I've found into the food pyramid.
Thursday I'm going to take some blocks to represent the food pyramid (smallest as 'other' small as dairy & protein, etc.) Then I'm going to have them try to build something with the smallest blocks on the bottom. Then explain if we do not put the right amounts of food into us we're off balance & cannot grow well.
Then I'm going to spend a week or so concentrating on grains, seeing this is a food they should be eating at every meal, plus it is less scary than the rest.
I'm also keeping in mind of the "Food Chaining" book I read and trying to really scale back the foods already accepted in these lessons to try to build into new foods.
If you're interested in more in what I'm doing I'll share.
Wish me luck. I don't know how many more disappointments I can handle .... :-(
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