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Making Mealtime Meaningful

1 Hour in Child Growth, Development, and Learning

 

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Introduction

How can you make meals and snacks as “child-friendly” as the rest of the activities at your center? You probably have found lots of ways.

Here are some added tips for making mealtime a special experience that children look forward to, learn from, and enjoy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify ways that you can make mealtime relaxed and enjoyable.

  • Identify three ways that you can make meal times learning times for children.

  • Learn activities to teach children about food.

  • Identify three activities that can be available for children after they have finished eating, so they don’t distract the children who are still at the table.