Fun learning idea (paint in a bag is good for drawing and practicing letters).
"Parents can learn how to educate their pre-K children through “montessori at home” youtube videos, and library books, and Kumon work books for ages 2-5, and getting play dough or clay for them and beads for stringing, and markers and paper, and reading and counting with them, and doing puzzles and talking about shapes and sizes and locations"
Apples, peanut butter and marshmallows..made me smile!
You'll need 1/3 c. 100% frozen fruit juice concentrate and 2-3 .25 oz envelopes unflavored gelatin (use 2 for softer fruit snacks, and 3 for firmer ones), & molds. Pour the juice into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let it sit for a few minutes. Put the pan over medium heat and stir until all the gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a measuring cup with a spout so you can easily fill your molds. Place them in the fridge until firm.
yummy yummy yummy
This includes some great feeding therapy principles: one food at a time, pack in protein and veggies/fruits first, then other foods. Transition from food to food so there is a just noticeable difference between foods offered to the toddler (e.g. square cheese, then round cheese, then round cracker, etc.)
Great food Ideas!
Toddler Lunches: Going Beyond Chicken Nuggets, Hot Dogs, and PBJ Sandwiches. A good "go to" list when you are too tired to be creative:)