Between the ages of 3 and 6 all children in all cultures form their ideas about food – what is edible, poisonous, neutral, taboo or disgusting. They are an empty canvas. During this time, for perhaps the last time, parents have control over what their children eat. The opinions and attitude they form toward food will influence what they eat for the rest of their lives. To help young children form positive attitudes about food Kitchen Club Kids has developed recipe-based, children’s picture books aimed at preschool and kindergarten children. The books promote healthy eating along with basic learning experiences by building a recipe in each book.
End of The Rainbow Fruit Salad tells the story of making a fruit salad and Garden Safari Vegetable Soup tells the story of making soup. Both books offer counting skills, color and shape recognition, and food identification opportunities. A recipe is given at the end of each story so that a teacher or parent could integrate the book into a cooking and eating activity. A third book Feed Your Senses Homemade Bread is due for release in late 2014.
These books would make a great gift for a young child and would be a valuable addition to any daycare or preschool library.