I don’t know about you but it is sometimes a struggle in my house to get the 5 a day covered and especially hard to encourage a variety of fruit in my toddler’s (MM) diet. Of course this is completely normal to the growing toddler. So this morning we made Fruit Soup and it went down a treat. The fact that MM did the prep work with me; spooned the ingredients, helped me with the mixer, poured out soup into the bowl and placed that all important blackberry on top of the oats for design definitely added to the enjoyment of the final product.
Here’s what went into the soup:
4 large blackberries
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp porridge oats
1 yogurt (I used a peach flavour)
We used our hand blender to mix it altogether and ate it with spoons! Yummy!
Here’s some pictures of the jobs my sous chef did!! Fantastic for building the muscles required for good motor skills. It’s taken for granted that holding a pencil in school comes naturally, however, exercises are needed to prepare the children, most of which we do with them without realising!
Adding banana with a fork.
Spooning, taking lots of care.
Using the pincer grip to add banana. The pincer grip is the grip eventually used to hold a pencil, crayon, paintbrush in school.
Pouring from the processor into the jug. This also promotes independence. Eventually MM can pour her own milk or juice. Independence is a very important part of child development.
I hope you found this informative and you have fun with your lil one making “fruit soup”!! It always sounds better with a mysterious name!