4 Ways to Make Eating Fun for Children

Children can often be picky eaters and when it comes to dinner time things can sometimes get messy. You want the best for your child obviously, and ensuring they get all their vitamins and nutrients, but sometimes those good vitamins come from fruits and veggies your children just don’t like.

How can we make food fun and exciting for children?

Colour! Colour! Colour! 

Children love colours! Naturally colourful foods are naturally more appealing for children and often provide more vitamin and nutrients than boring dull coloured foods.

EataRainbowHave you heard of Eating a Rainbow?  Fruits and veggies come in a variety of colours, each colour has its own unique vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural plant chemicals that give them their distinct colours.

You can judge the number of nutrients on your plate just by looking at the colours. Making food that is very colourfull not only makes it more appealing for children but also more nutritional. Create a rainbow of colour on your plate!


Make it Interesting! 

What is your child currently interested in?  Math, Art, Geography, or maybe a movie like frozen? Try creating meals according to themes.
In my household, we like to explore cultures and will have greek night, Mexican night and so on.

This not will not only make your child interested in the food their eating but can act like a little lesson learning about foods and cultures. Introduce them to food items you might not normally find in your homes such as naan bread or maple syrup (depending on where you live of course).

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The presentation is key! If your child doesn’t think it looks appealing it will be a struggle to get them to even try it. This is where you can get creative!
Ideas: 
Fun Shaped Food
Fruit Kebabs
Happy Burgers or Pancakes!

Make a happy face out of your ingredients

Dip it! Children love to dip their food. Use healthy dip options for vegetables like yogurt.

Get them involved! 

There are so many benefits by getting your child involved in the kitchen, not only does this provide precious family bonding time but it also allows children to learn new skills.

From farm to table get your children involved meal preparations and they will have a lifetime love and appreciation for their food.

Start at the store, take them to the grocery store or market and show them where we gather our foods from. Give them the option to pick you a couple fruits, veggies or full meal they would like for dinner. We all feel more connected to something we have contributed to. Help them make good choices at the store explain to them the difference between good nutritious food and junk food.

Take them on a field trip! Taking them to the farm to see where their food comes from, meet the farmers who grow it will not only help them develop an appreciation for the hard work that goes into producing food but also gets them excited about food!

 

W5Go Healthy Kids Seasons! 

This app features three episodes; Food Groups, 5 Senses, and Personal Hygiene.

This app is the perfect combination of education and entertainment, it includes child safe Augmented and Virtual reality simulations bringing a fun new element to learning!

Explore how we take care of our bodies to keep us happy and healthy!

Healthy Kids is a collection of apps exploring how our bodies work and the many ways we need to take care of our bodies. Designed for children in preschool and kindergarten, these fun learning games get children excited to learn how they take care of their bodies.

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Mind & Body App for Children

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Mind and body is an episode within W5Go’s Healthy Bodies mobile app. The app is free to download, no in-app purchases, no ads and does not require wi-fi making it a perfect education app for road trips. 

Having a healthy body means taking care of your body inside and out! This episode covers the importance of Stretching, Aerobics, Strength & Mental Health. Learn how each topic helps the body stay healthy and strong. Join the W5Go kids in simple bodyweight exercises, learn body parts, play a sports memory game and more!  

Having a healthy mind is equally as important as having a strong body. We want to help break the stigma of Mental Health by introducing children to the basics of having a positive mind. We talk about feeling sad and what to do when you feel sad, with simple breathing exercises, how to help feelings, a song about bullying and a simple quiz. Upon completing this episode, a child will have a basic understanding of mental health and how to cope with situations.   

Key Features:

  • Simple body weight exercises for children to follow along
  • Fun animations, games, quizzes 
  • Breathing exercises 
  • Spelling and Pronunciation: On-screen text & voice over  
  • 20+ Fun Mind & Body Facts 

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Personal Hygiene App for Kids

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Part of the W5Go Health Bodies seasons Personal Hygiene is an episode focused on explaining a healthy personal hygiene routine. 

This episode covers the basics of personal hygiene; bathing, hand-washing, toilet hygiene, and laundry. Often being able to do your own hygiene routine is the first bit of independence for a child. Showing by example and explaining the importance of a good personal hygiene routine can help a child develop a good personal hygiene routine of their own.

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Key Features:

  • Spot the difference: Attention to detail 
  • 20+ Fun hygiene facts
  • Sequencing Games: Toothbrush, Toilet, Hand-washing and laundry

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Coming Soon! VRoom2 – VR Mobile Car Racing App

Vroom2 is part of the W5Go’s educational apps series for children 5-8. This children’s game is meant to encourage children to see the many possibilities for recycling, spark their imagination and put their creativity to work.

Create your own custom ride in the Vroom2 Virtual reality garage.

 

 

 

VR Garage

Race into action, build your own custom ride with over 6 million combinations, hit the tracks and test your skills.

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Customize your car in the Vroom2 360 virtual reality garage. With over 100 recycled parts to choose from, there are over 6 million possible car combinations, each affecting your performance in different ways. Donuts, plates, baskets, chopsticks, balloons and so much more! Build your ride and see how it test out on one of the many Vroom2 tracks.

 

      Features:

  • Easy Controls
  • Millions of Car Combinations
  • VR Garage
  • Insane Tracks 
  • Multiplayer Online
  • Develop fine motor-skills

 

An App with Sustainable Development Goals 

This app was designed with the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals)  in mind! We want to encourage children to use their imagination and see the possibilities of recycling. By incorporating recycling and small gestures into our lives, we can help children see how small daily actions reduce our waste. By doing this we pass on important morals and values to children and instill an appreciation for nature within them.

When we learn to reduce waste and encourage innovation by recycling we hope to help achieve the following goals.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water

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Addition & Subtraction for Kids! Mobile App

A simple introduction to the world of math. This app focuses on teaching the fundamentals of mathematics, addition and subtraction.

In this educational app, explore many different scenarios we use basic math for, such as counting, adding, subtracting or dividing cupcakes at a birthday party. Count along and interact with the animations to learn all about the numbers 1 through 10.

Key Features:

-learn to count to ten
– Learn pronunciation with voice-overs
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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In every episode of W5Go, we aim to aid achieve UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) by providing free educational apps available for everyone, anywhere across all platforms, we strive for children to have access to Quality Education. We hope that providing children with access to quality education will lead to achieving many other UNSDG goals. When children are educated, the whole world achieves more. Knowledge is power!

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Digits For Children! Mobile App

Digits is an introductory app to the world of numbers! Digits are the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9! Discover who uses digits, what are digits, where do we use digits, when do we use digits and why we use digits.

Key Features: 
Count along animations
Learn different counting styles
Real life-based visuals
20+ Onscreen and Voice over words to learn
No ads, no in-app purchases and does not require Wifi

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All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

These apps are designed for children 4-12 to complement their traditional education. Throughout this lesson, you will be asked a variety of questions about numbers, have time to think and they will be given the answer.  We want to encourage children to dig deeper by asking questions like what if and why not.

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