*** This Giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner — comment #3/Deirdre T! Thank you to everyone who entered. ***My 4-year-old daughter is amazing to me in so many ways, but in particular is her willingness to try new foods. So when I received a Copy-Kids Eats Fruits and Vegetables DVD, I was interested to see how she would respond to a show designed to entice children to eat different vegetables and fruits by watching other children eating and enjoying them.
Kids Love Watching Kids
The DVD is divided into six vegetable categories, and six fruit categories. You can choose whichever vegetable or fruit you want your child to try, and that segment shows several children (age 6 mo.-5 yrs) eating that food item. Since my daughter eats most of these already, I just let her choose whichever segments she wanted to watch — which turned out to be ALL of them, in order!
Of particular interest to my daughter were the children’s ages. She liked to see the children her own age, and thought the younger children were “cute.” By the time we got to strawberries, my daughter got up, paused the DVD, and went to the kitchen to help herself to some strawberries, which she proceeded to eat along with the children eating strawberries. Wow!
One of the few foods featured on the video that she won’t eat are bell peppers (the first vegetable featured on the DVD), and following the program, my daughter asked us if we would buy a bell pepper sometime for her to try! Needless to say, we were both impressed by how motivated she was by this program! In an effort to capitalize on her new found enthusiasm for peppers, my husband went right out and bought one, which she was excited to give another try. Although she still does not enjoy the taste of bell peppers, that she was excited enough to ask to try one was a win in our book!
The funny thing is, almost every day my daughter puts this DVD in to watch, just because she enjoys it. Whenever she’s eating a fruit or vegetable she knows has a segment on the DVD, she likes to watch the DVD it while she eats.
Check Copy-Kids out for yourself by watching this DVD clip:
Check out CopyKidsTV on YouTube to see kids enjoying other fruits and veggies.
My Suggestion: When you watch this video with your child, place a bowl of that veggie or fruit in front of them, so they can snack along with the kids in the DVD. Here is a list of foods covered in this DVD, so you can be prepared:
— Bell peppers (red, yellow and green)
The DVD also includes some bonus features, including:
— An interview for parents with Pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP and author of Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow. Dr. Gorden answers questions about childhood obesity and suggests ways parents can get their children to make healthier food choices.
— Some hilarious outtakes
A Little About Copy-Kids
Copy-Kids won the prestigious MACT Excellence Award is 2012, and was approved by the USDA and added to their Education and Training Materials Database for pre-school nutrition.
The Copy-Kids DVD is recommended for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Run time: 115 min.
Purchase a copy at copy-kids.com.
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Disclosure: Copy-Kids offered “What’s Doing? Tampa Bay” one (1) Copy-Kids DVD for us to review and one (1) Copy-Kids DVD to give away to a WDTB reader. I only recommend products or services I believe my readers will enjoy and find useful, and the opinions expressed here are my own. The winner of this giveaway will receive a copy of the Copy-Kids DVD mailed directly from Copy-Kids.