Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Top 5 Healthy Snacks For Preschool Children

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 When it comes to snack time in Montessori preschool, Chatsworth students can eat healthy foods, learn, and develop fine motor skills all at once. As with authentic Montessori activities, snack foods can be applied to learning academic skills as well, including math, language, and science.

  1. Fruit
    Fruits of all types are great for Montessori Preschool. Chatsworth children benefit both nutritionally and through practical life activities like counting tangerine segments or slicing bananas. From bite-sized grapes to room-serving watermelons, fruits are ideal for everyone.

  2. Cheese
    Cheese comes in a wide range of flavors, colors, shapes, and textures. It is also a snack favorite of children of all ages. Cheese chunks can be carved into fun shapes, and softer cheeses are great for teaching children how heat can change the properties of things.

  3. Sliced Veggies
    Vegetables offer a host of taste sensations for preschool children to experience. Slicing vegetables with a butter knife gives children practical experience, helps them learn math in a real-world setting, and assists in the development of fine motor skills.

  4. Celery Sticks with Fillings
    In a class by itself, celery is the ultimate dipping veggie. Onion dip, peanut butter, salad dressing, and a variety of spices are all excellent enhancements for a celery snack. You can either fill the celery or use dipping cups-- but teach the children not to double-dip if you do!

  5. Flavored Popcorn
    Popped corn can be eaten plain, placed in a large bag with spices, or drizzled with sauces. Try using a small amount of powdered cheese from a box of macaroni and cheese, sprinkling in a little garlic powder, or take a sweeter approach and use a cinnamon and sugar mix as your shakable spice.

Healthy snacks are easy to come by, but take care to avoid providing nuts or milk products to children who are sensitive. That shouldn’t be a problem, because a large majority of healthy preschool snacks are completely free of gluten, nuts, and milk. Experiment with all kinds of foods to find out what your kids enjoy the most.

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