Talking about the food during play such as “What does it look like? What does it feel like?”, not only helps desensitize kids to various textures of foods, but this also promotes language development! For example, if you are making silly faces out of apple slices, peanut butter and chocolate chips, talk about the “crunch” of the apple when you take a bite, the “creaminess” of the peanut butter,” and the size and color of the chocolate chips.
If you’re wondering why your child doesn’t like interacting with their food or find yourself struggling during mealtimes, the Feeding Therapists at MTC can help! To learn more, please visit Feeding Therapy on our website and don’t hesitate to contact Mobile Therapy Centers to speak with one of our therapists. We provide FREE screenings/consultations so why not take advantage of the opportunity to have your child seen by a professional and answer any questions you may have?