Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So, you know how we grew up hearing, "If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?" Why? Because kids copy what other kids do, plain and simple. With that in mind, Copy-Kids knew exactly what they were doing when they created "Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegtables". They've won 2 awards (Dr. Toy & MACT) for this innovative video, and it's been added to the USDA's training materials database for pre-school nutrition. Not too shabby.
What is it:
What we thought:
Copy-Kids was generous enough to provide me with a free copy to review. I have to be honest, when I sat down and started watching the DVD with Paddy (4) and Micky (2), I thought, "They will never sit through this. It's just kids eating." WRONG! They watched every single chapter then went back and picked out favorites. And even for days after, they were requesting specific fruits and/or veggies that they wanted to watch. OK, so they watched it repeatedly, what did it do?
Most of my readers know that my kids are pretty into their fruits and veggies, however...Paddy almost always eats only the minimal 3 bites when it comes to tomatoes. And Mick, though he'll eat cherry tomatoes by the pint, but he fights me with the broccoli and especially carrots. Well, no more. It started when Micky asked to watch the broccoli chapter, then asked for broccoli for lunch. Uh, sure! It seemed that they were actually intrigued by the chapters with kids eating the stuff that they weren't crazy about; and then were convinced to just eat them. Because kids copy what other kids do, plain and simple.