2 x Curious Cookie Mat bundles (plus free shipping!)
Easy-to-Clean Reusable Food Exploration Placemat That Transforms Kids (Even the Pickiest Eaters) Into Food Explorers Who Are Trying Foods Faster.
- Reusable two-sided 12" x 18" laminated placemat (use with dry-erase markers or crayons)
- Food Exploration Game on the front that takes your child on a food journey using their senses to explore rejected foods in a fun way.
- Learn-to-Like Balanced Meals Game on the back.
- How to Guide so parents know how to get the most out of the mat with simple instructions.
Tracking Sheets to record foods explored and provide insights into what senses your child prefers and needs help learning to like.
Using these mats my children will explore foods (touch, smell, listen to, etc.) instantly without a thought. When I try to get them to do that it's hard or unsuccessful. This mat makes it fun! It's like magic.
These mats have helped to renew our approach at mealtimes and my daughters 5 and 7 have tried mixed meal foods they previously would refuse on first sight and also previously refused foods like cottage cheese. Its not an 100% turn around yet, but we will keep patiently offering and encouraging to try the food with the mat as we cultivate adventurous eaters
My 6 year is very into it and wanted to use it for every food on her plate. My 3 year didn't quite get it yet, but we will keep working on it :)
The first go was amazing. Tuna salad. My daughter and son would usually gang up together and say they don't like it. I would tell them to try just a bite and then it's ok to say, "I don't like it yet." It worked for a while, but I needed to try something new. We are trying so many things! I think this tool distracts them from all of the other stuff that's going on and emphasizes the 5 senses that children really want to explore when they try a new food. It's pure genius. Danielle Binns is a kid food genius. I thank my lucky stars I found her and her stuff at every meal!