Playing With Food
As kids, many of us were told not to ‘play with our food’ but at Little Bellies we believe in doing what’s natural and as we all know, play is one thing that children do very naturally! It’s an important part of their development. Where food is concerned, we believe it’s no different. In fact, play is effective and serious research for them, and children can learn so much from pressure-free playful interactions with food! By playing with their food, children are learning about textures, temperatures, colours, sounds, smells and tastes and developing a more relaxed and positive association with a variety of food.
The Little Bellies range is designed to encourage children to play. We have a range of super shapes, textures and flavours made with organic baby-friendly ingredients. Our range helps them learn about new foods and is designed to help develop their motor skills at every feeding stage. Every rusk, puff and bite goes melty soft once nibbled, making them perfect for safe self-feeding as they grow. They can be eaten (and played with!) on their own, but variety is important, so we suggest it’s best to incorporate them with other food groups at the same time.
Where to Get Ideas for Playing with Food
We’ve teamed up with Natural Feeding Advocate Simone Emery and have developed a host of games, tips and hacks designed to get little fingers playing with all food groups.
Creations don’t have to be perfect or hard to prepare. In fact, they should be simple, interactive and messy! The value for your child is in the fun of the process, not the product.
Or, scroll below to find out how other babies and toddlers are playing and learning with their Bellies snacks and to view some of the Bellies games.