The goal of this activity is to increase your child’s tolerance, exploration, and consumption of different textured fruits.
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Listen to “Apples and Bananas” song together.
Present each food, whole and in peel, to the child.
Allow your child to explore the food by looking, touching, or smelling while you describe the color, shape, texture of each food.
Prompt your child, or provide full model support, to open the banana and describe the fruit (smell, shape, color, taste).
You may cut the apple into slices and also utilize the same language building ideas of describing the fruit.
As your child demonstrates comfort, you can begin modeling licking/kissing/biting the food, while singing the song.
If your child demonstrates discomfort, that is OK! Exploring by touch or smell is a great way to build upon exploration of new/non-preferred foods.