I have neglected this blog for a little while. Our family had a lot going on (not sure that is anything new and likely exactly what every family is saying right now). We also had a wonderful trip to the opthamologist for my youngest son and we have been taking some time to just soak in the joy and live in the moment but back to our day to day and constant demand for toddler entertainment…..
Who doesn’t love a snack? I love it even more when it entertains the restless one for longer than 10 minutes and that doesn’t include the eating time. I’ll admit we had some hiccups. For starters, our almond butter doesn’t spread well on slippery apple slices. That was a complete fail. Our apples had also seen better days but that just worked in my favor because I could get more language out of my little guy. It’s limited mess, you can repeat it multiple times a week, you can change the toppings, and you can improve on how well you slice those apples (that was hiccup number 3 for me).
Words and phrases for single word users:
Labeling the items and shapes (apples, chocolate chips, knife, circle)
Describing words: yum, yuck, ew, sticky, sweet, brown….
Requests: more, all done, a lot, a little,
Questions and comments for later language users:
Sequencing: first we cut the apples, then we spread the nut butter, last we stick in the chocolate chips (review these steps a few times and again when you’re finished and eating)
Size/amount comparison: do you want a big slice or a small one? Whose slice is bigger? Who has more chocolate chips?