A Fun Way to Introduce Kids to New Foods

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 by No Comments
A Fun Way to Introduce Kids to New Foods

Alphabet books are a dime a dozen, but Healthy Foods from A to Z stands out from the crowd by teaching kids their ABCs while familiarizing them with a variety of healthy foods.

This book introduces children to the letters of the alphabet by making colorful faces featuring different types of healthy foods as the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and hair. The pictures are whimsical and inviting–making this book a pleasure to flip through.

Personally, I found the bilingual aspect of the book a bit distracting. Since I don’t speak Spanish, I was at a loss for how to teach my son how to pronounce any of the words that were featured.

However, if you actually have a good grasp of Spanish, I can see how this would be a fun way to teach a young child the basics of the language.

My son and I enjoyed the section in the back of the book with fun facts abut the different foods that were featured. There were several interesting tidbits of information that I did not know, such as the fact that kiwis are sometimes called Chinese gooseberries.

If you have a picky eater at home, I think this book might be a useful tool to get your child to try new foods. The book wasn’t able to inspire my son to develop a craving for collard greens, but he does want me to pick him up a papaya next time I go grocery shopping.

Disclaimer: A copy of Healthy Foods from A to Z was provided by the publisher for the purpose of preparing this review.

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at danahinders.com.

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