Playing with food is a tool parents can use to encourage independence, confidence in trying new things, and making food a joyful experience.
"The more senses that are involved in an activity, the more your child is going to learn — and retain. Playing with food allows your child to see, smell, feel, hear (what does it sound like when you squish a pea or snap a pretzel?), and even taste. This sensory experience helps with language developemnt, problem-solving skills, concentration, and comfort in trying new things."
- UDA Creative Arts Preschool