20 March - Sneaky Veggies...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com. Wherever you are in the world, I hope things are going well with you and your family in this difficult time.
In this week's newsletter you'll find sneaky ways to sneak vegetables in your kids' diets to help keep them healthy, ways to play with post-it notes when you are at home, and some great toddler sleeping tips.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.
Fred loves the alphabet and anything related to it.
But, children often don’t see the whole alphabet together. This easy Post-It Matching activity uses post-it notes to teach kids the order of the whole alphabet.
Bonus: Post-it notes are so fun to play with they won’t even notice they are learning.
Sarah loves lift-the-flap books, so when I saw this DIY Flip Book For Toddlers I just knew she'd love it.
You take post-it notes and stick them on a baby word book, letting her lift it off and reveal what's underneath. Easy and fun!
Fred loves muffins. I like to add veggies to them.
Sometimes I win, but sometimes he can't be fooled (zucchini is not his favorite!).
But these Kid Friendly Vegetable Muffins fooled him! Talk about sneaky. This is a great list of veggie packed muffins (just don’t forget the chocolate).
Sarah loves smoothies for breakfast or a snack. I love to sneak in veggies into her smoothie.
But it’s not always easy to hide the veggies.
One tip I learned from this guide on how to put vegetables into smoothies is to use baby food pouches to easily add more fruit and veg to smoothies.
The ones with carrot and sweet potato taste the best to me.
Sometimes we struggle with keeping our toddlers asleep all night. For some reason they just wake up sometimes and cry. And sometimes it’s difficult to get them to sleep at a reasonable time. Do you agree?
Here's a guide on how to get your toddler to sleep, with tips that can help you get your kids asleep, and help them stay asleep.
I implement consistency with both my kids. They go to bed at a certain time and I implement a certain routine with them.
This is probably the most important tip for getting your toddler to sleep every night (consistency). Children crave consistency. It helps them to know what is happening in their world. Candice, Little Steps, Big Happy
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.