20 October 2010

Food Face Plate encourages kids to play with dinner

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Look what Cool Mom Picks found! Play with your food, indeed.

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Cute, except I saw these in the store - they are made of china. Why not make them out of some plastic instead?

Because grownups want to use these for dinner parties? :)

Im sorry, I have to say, I do not encourage playing at the dinner table. Yes, dinner time is for talking about everyones day. Discussion, and so forth, but playing? No.

As the parent of several picky eaters, I am a fan of anything that introduces diversity into their palates. My kids in particular aren't into dipping--unless it's in ketchup or, on an adventurous day, barbecue sauce. So if a themed plate gets them to feel more positive about something they wouldn't ordinarily try, I'm all on board! I can especially see my "nothing squishy--ever" son getting intrigued by the idea of getting to "paint" a beard with mashed potatoes--and possibly even tasting them in the process!

I agree. When i was little my dad would have got the belt out if i'd dared play with my food at the table!

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