The opportunity to do this review couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. You see, my son will formally start school in June (right now he's actually enrolled in a four-week School Readiness Program), and I'm worried that the new environment and the drastic change in our daily schedule might affect his present eating habit.
My three-year old was never a picky eater. He likes fruits, eats vegetables (save for bitter gourd, which I myself do not even eat!), and absolutely loves fish! Between a T-bone steak and St. Peter's fish (that's tilapia in the Philippines), he'd take the latter any day. Any given day.
However, he could be singing to a different tune once he goes to school. After all, not many kids eat fruits, vegetables, or fish. I know some of his classmates at the School Readiness Program have junk food in their lunchboxes; saw it for myself a few days ago, when I entered the classroom to bring my son his snack. The little girl sharing the table with him was having a soda and Cheese Curls, and I was quite surprised to see her snacking on junk food so early in the morning (that was around 9:15 am)! This bothered me. A lot.
But just like a superhero making a mad dash for the damsel in distress, my parcel from Copy-Kids arrived at my doorstep last Friday.
My son and I watched the video together, and it was such a joy seeing those kids devour fruits and vegetables with such gusto! With a total running time of 115 minutes, this video is divided into twelve chapters, with each chapter highlighting one fruit or vegetable. Shown on this video are the following fruits and vegetables:
Bell Pepper | Carrots | Raspberries | Brocolli | Bananas | Strawberries | Tomatoes | Cucumber | Oranges | Avocado | Apples | Blueberries
Moments into the tomato part and my son rushes into the kitchen, opens the fridge, and peers into the vegetable drawer to see if we still have tomatoes in stock. He loves tomatoes to begin with, and he wanted to 'eat with the kids on the video'. He did the same thing when the oranges and the apples came into focus. Good thing I always have a few pieces stashed in the fridge.
Now mind you, this isn't a scripted production. Because even if it is, you certainly can't make a toddler eat cucumber or brocolli with a smile on the face if he or she is unwilling. And that is what I love the most about this video. It has a lot of heart and sincerity to it. It teaches kids how to eat healthy by showing them how other kids do it. After all, kids learn best from example.
The Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD retails for $19.95 and ships for free within the United States. But as a treat to my dear readers and fellow mommies, Copy-Kids is giving away a copy of this DVD for FREE! One lucky winner will have the chance to watch and enjoy this fun-filled and innovative video together with his/her kids, right in the comforts of their own home!
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