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宝宝的第一个感官箱:充满无尽乐趣的10件家居物品

宝宝天生就有好奇心。

激发宝宝的感官,让他们探索,让宝宝学会了解他们的世界。

幼儿时期的感官游戏非常重要,是培养孩子的多方面发展的起点。

除了商店购买的玩具外,如何用普通的家居物品来制作宝宝的第一个感官箱呢?

什么是感官箱?

感官箱是一个装有多种物品,提供触觉体验的箱子。感官箱里的物品没有对错。请记住把安全摆在第一位,父母应该为孩子选择既安全又适宜的物品。

来吧,让孩子做游戏主角吧!

 

对于小宝宝,选择不会有窒息危险的物品是必要的,并且通常是方便儿童使用的物品。如果您的孩子喜欢将东西放入口中,请务必不要将尖锐物品或细小物品放在感官箱内。

感官箱有多种功能,可以“干玩”或“湿玩”。将水加入感官箱内,享受水花四溅的乐趣吧!在沐浴的时候或在浴室里都能体会感官箱带来的水中乐趣。

感官箱的好处

“设想儿童的知识由图式构成,基本知识可以形成经验以及作为理解新知识的基础。”

— 法国心理学家Jean Piaget

这种感官游戏能让父母每次更换不同的物品!最重要的是,这些物品并不昂贵,也不复杂,无需上电池。事实上,在没有购买更多物品的情况下也可以升级改造现有的物品。

法国心理学家Jean Piaget表示,“设想儿童的知识由图式构成,基本知识可以形成经验以及作为理解新知识的基础。”

通过了解家里触手可及的简单物品,让您的孩子有机会观察这些物品的日常使用方式。

 

通过了解家里触手可及的简单物品,让您的孩子有机会观察这些物品的日常使用方式。

 

感官箱不仅能让孩子亲手探索,还有以下好处:

  • 激发孩子的感官:感官箱能同时触发孩子的多个感官点。感觉海绵粗糙的质地,摇动水瓶时观察景象并听声音,摸摸面团并将面团扔进容器内,都能激发孩子的感官。
  • 培养实用的生活技能:天哪,简直一团糟!不要担心,您的孩子正在学习因果关系。在翻倒容器后,宝宝学会捡起每个面团。当宝宝会捏住衣夹,用长勺舀卫生纸卷和面团时,可以提高宝宝的精细运动技能。让宝宝大胆的尝试,因为我们希望孩子能适应环境并继续前行。
  • 促进认知发展:当孩子在新的感官箱里摸索各种物品时,会锻炼孩子解决问题的能力、推理和逻辑思维!如果孩子要把所有的衣夹放在密封袋内,或将面团放入空容器内变成摇动器,鼓励孩子勇敢地尝试。
  • 提高语言和沟通技巧:当孩子在探索感官箱时,父母也参与其中,父母可以提出问题,让孩子接触新词汇,开展对话等等!如果孩子想尝尝海绵的味道,您甚至可以问孩子好不好吃,并给孩子解释海绵不能用来吃。孩子在这一过程中提高了语言和沟通技巧!
  • 促进情感发展:独立玩耍能让孩子专注于任务,有助于自我发现。与其他孩子一起探索(或争夺)感官箱里的物品,能让孩子学习社交技能。
  • 增强社交技能和团结:亲子互动或与其他孩子共同探索感官箱能给孩子提供新环境,让孩子学会分享和轮流玩耍。孩子可能会流泪,但这完全是意料之中的!

制作宝宝的第一个感官箱

可以将以下10中常见的家居物品用来给宝宝制作感官箱,这些物品虽然价格实惠,但肯定能激起宝宝的好奇心!

您需要用个容器来装这些物品。在给宝宝使用前,请确保清洁。

 

制作宝宝的第一个感官箱

 


 

      • 新海绵
      • 可重复使用的密封袋或小塑料袋
      • 空容器
      • 卫生纸卷
      • 面团
      • 衣夹
      • 碎纸和信封
      • 长勺和勺子
      • 零食架
      • 水瓶

给您一点小建议,将面团、长勺、衣夹、卫生纸卷等物品全都放在宝宝的视线范围内!宝宝们非常期待感官游戏,在体验感官乐趣时也可以观察爸爸妈妈们的反应!

父母如何参与感官箱探索游戏?

父母可以在游戏的各个阶段成为孩子的引导者或与孩子一起玩耍。孩子天生就有好奇心,他们通过体验来探索发现新事物。您可能会惊讶他们弄懂了小手上拿着的新发现物品!

感官箱适合在下雨天或孩子需要待在家里的时候玩耍,能让孩子在室内体验各种冒险。但是,当我们在助力准备接受新体验的全球儿童健康成长时,应该鼓励孩子勇敢地尝试新事物!您和您的宝宝准备好参加感官游戏了吗?

您的孩子也喜欢玩感官箱吗?与我们分享您孩子最喜欢玩的家居物品吧!

 

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Babies For Parents

Baby’s First Sensory Bin: 10 Household Items that Offers Endless Fun

Babies are intuitively curious.

By engaging their senses and offering them with an opportunity to explore, babies learn to make sense of their world.
The importance of sensory play in early childhood acts as a springboard to nurture a baby’s development in a multitude of ways.
Besides offering store-bought toys, how about creating your baby’s first sensory bin with common household items?

What is a sensory bin?

A sensory bin consists of a container with a mix of fillers that offers tactile experience. There’s no right or wrong way to present a sensory bin. As with children, remember safety should always come first – parents should pick items that are safe and suitable for their child.

Go ahead, and let your child lead the play!

 

For young babies, it is essential to select items that are not choking hazards, and are generally child-friendly. If your child loves putting things in her mouth, be sure to keep sharp objects or tiny items out of the sensory bin.
Sensory bins are versatile and can accommodate ‘dry’ or ‘wet’ play. Add water into the bin and get ready for some splashing fun! There’s always an opportunity to explore the sensory bin during bath times, or in the bathroom for that added water fun.

Benefits of a sensory bin

“envisioned a child’s knowledge as composed of schemas, basic units of knowledge used to organize past experiences and serve as a basis for understanding new ones.
— Jean Piaget, French Psychologist

This sensory play method allows parents to switch around with different fillers every single time! Best of all, the items are not expensive, complicated and do not require batteries. In fact, it’s about upcycling what you already have without buying more.

According to French Psychologist, Jean Piaget, he “envisioned a child’s knowledge as composed of schemas, basic units of knowledge used to organize past experiences and serve as a basis for understanding new ones.”

Learning with simple items that are readily available at home makes it a spontaneous opportunity for your child to observe how these things are also used on a regular day too!

 

Learning with simple items that are readily available at home makes it a spontaneous opportunity for your child to observe how these things are also used on a regular day too!

 

Through this hands-on exploration, here’s what a sensory bin offers young children:

  • Engage their senses: Multi-sensorial points are simultaneously triggered. Feeling the textured sides of a sponge, looking and listening to the sound when shaking a bottle of water, touching pasta and throwing them into a container, are just some ways your little learner is picking up notes!
  • Develop practical life skills: Oh that mess! Don’t worry, your child is learning about cause-and-effect. Baby learns to pick up each pasta after the container was overturned, sharpening his fine motor skills as he discovers about pinching clothes pegs, attempts to scoop toilet roll and pasta with the ladle. It’s all about daring to try, baby, and that’s how we hope to nurture our children to be adapt to situations and keep going.
  • Build cognitive development: Problem-solving skills, reasoning and logic are just some of those areas that your child is working on as he explores the myriad of items in his new sensory bin! Encourage him, if he decides to put all the clothes peg into the resealable bag, or puts pasta into the empty supplement container to turn it into a shaker.
  • Enhance language and communication skills: As parents involve themselves while children are exploring, this leads to asking questions, exposure to new vocabulary, conversations and more! If baby decides to do a taste test with the sponge, you could even ask him if it was yummy – and go on to explain that sponges are not for eating. Thought process in the works!
  • Nurture emotional development: Independent play allows child to focus on a task, contributing to self-discovery. Playing with other children offers them with an opportunity to pick up social skills, by learning to cooperate and play together (or fight over!) with items from the sensory bin.
  • Strengthen social skills and bonds: Through parent-child interaction, or exploring the sensory bin with another child, this presents a new environment to learn about sharing and taking turns. There might be some tears, but it’s entirely expected!

Putting together baby’s first sensory bin

We put together a list of 10 common household items that are affordable, and yet promise to pique baby’s curiosity!

You will need a container to hold these items. Do ensure it is cleaned before offering baby.

 

Putting together baby’s first sensory bin

 


 

    • New sponges
    • Resealable bag or small plastic bag
    • Empty supplement container
    • Toilet roll
    • Pasta
    • Clothes peg
    • Shredded paper and envelopes
    • Ladle and spoons
    • Snack holder
    • Water bottles

A little warning though – be prepared for flying pasta, ladles, clothes pegs, toilet rolls… just about anything within baby’s sight! Well, that is pretty expected and all in a day of sensorial fun to observe mummy and daddy’s reactions too!

How can parents be involved during the sensory bin exploration?

Parents can choose to be facilitators or play together with your child at various stages of play. Babies are naturally curious, and exploration allows them to discover new things through experience. You would be surprised how they make sense of these newly discovered items that their little fingers are getting hold of!

Sensory bins offer a variety of adventures within the indoors, and are great for rainy days, or when the child needs to stay home. But that’s no reason why they should be denied of excitement in an unconventional way, as we work towards raising world-ready children who are ready to take on new experiences! Are you and your baby ready for the invitation to play?

Does your child enjoy playing with sensory bins too? Tell us what’s your child’s favourite household item that he enjoys playing with!

 

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Family Fun Toddlers

让我们来制作:我的第一个狮子面具

认识Albert

大家好!我是狮子Albert

让我们和爸爸妈妈一起设计制作狮子面具吧!

 

点击此处,下载面具教程 >

活动体验

这个简单的活动能促进亲子互动,共同制作有趣的面具。

当孩子用多种材料涂鸦和设计面具时,孩子的创意源泉充分涌流。父母可以对孩子选择的颜色、材料或他们的小手正在探索的材质进行提问或讲述,这有助于促进沟通,提高读写能力。

您的孩子专注于每项任务,享受感官探索学会因果关系,同时创造孩子自己的杰作!

 

活动建议

  • 让孩子帮忙涂胶水,并将活动表贴在麦片盒。
  • 让孩子使用彩色铅笔、记号笔、毛毡、棉花、闪光纸、彩纸等物品来进行创作!
  • 沿着轮廓剪出面具。
  • 用笔轻轻地在指定点上扎2个孔。用橡皮筋紧固,就大功告成了!

 

不要忘记在脸书页面上与我们分享您孩子的杰作哦!

 

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Let’s Make: My First Lion Mask

Meet Albert!

Hello! I’m Albert the Lion!
Let’s make this mask with mum and dad, and design it together!

 
 
 
 
 

DOWNLOAD MASK HERE >
Activity Experience

This simple activity offers parent-child interaction to create a fun mask together.

Let your child’s creativity flow as he doodles and designs the mask with a wide option of mediums. Parents can ask questions/narrate about their choice of colours, mediums or the textures their little fingers are exploring, which helps grow communication and literacy skills.

Your child focuses on each task, enjoys sensorial exploration and learns about cause-and-effect, while creating his masterpiece!

 

Activity Tips
  • Get your child to help apply glue and paste this activity sheet on a cereal box.
  • Let your child’s creativity flow and design with colour pencils, markers, felt, cotton, glitter, coloured paper & more!
  • Cut out the mask along the outline.
  • Gently use a pen to make 2 holes at the indicated spots. Fasten with rubber band, and VOILA!

 

Don’t forget to share with us your child’s masterpiece with us on our Facebook page!

 

 

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Babies For Parents Toddlers

妈妈们觉得爸爸真的很棒!

育儿需要夫妻双方的共同努力以及很多团队合作!

从在产房给妻子加油鼓劲到半夜给孩子喂奶,爸爸们以自己的方式来支持家庭。

父亲参与研究联盟(FIRA)表示,“积极参与的父亲会与孩子有更多的积极互动,也会更关注孩子的成长,更好地理解和接受孩子,享受更亲密的父子关系。”

妈妈们在家庭中常常扮演守护者的角色,这有时会影响爸爸的育儿程度(或,希望参与!),还会在不知不觉中影响父子关系的活力。在充满挑战的人生道路上,爸爸也是妈妈的依靠和支柱,从护理受伤的膝盖到教导孩子规矩和灌输价值观。

虽然在助力全球儿童健康成长的问题上,父母双方的观点常常是相反的,但在孩子成长的过程中,一个尽职的父亲肯定是至关重要的,并且值得受到鼓励。

妈妈们用爱的语言来表达对孩子爸爸的感谢

我们采访了四位新加坡的妈妈,她们对丈夫在育儿上的支持表达衷心的感谢。妈妈们非常感激爸爸为孩子和家人付出的一切!妈妈们可能不会经常这么说,但是爸爸的每个动作都在向妻子诉说千言万语。共同养育你们的孩子,就像培育花朵一样,用你们的爱让花绽放吧!

“他到现在都很愿意帮我的一个大忙是他愿意值夜班照顾孩子。”

致两个孩子的父亲Ken

我要感谢我的丈夫在照顾孩子的头几年里给予我巨大的支持。他到现在都很愿意帮我的一个大忙是他愿意值夜班照顾孩子。从我们的孩子用奶瓶喝奶开始,他就一直半夜醒来给孩子喂奶然后哄孩子睡觉。他知道我要好好休息第二天才能状态好。此外,他还经常鼓励我有“独处时间”,因为他知道我需要“充电”。所以,在我休息的时候,他会帮忙照顾孩子。真的非常感谢他,他真的很棒。

– Lynn

“半夜醒来照顾孩子(比如冲奶粉),让我能多休息一下。”

致两个孩子的父亲Aw

 

致我亲爱的丈夫Aw,

你时而让我发狂;

时而让我欢笑。

我觉得这就是爱的意义所在。

我很感激你为我和全家所做的一些小事情,并且愿意花时间陪我们(虽然你可以选择加班来获取额外收入)。

半夜醒来照顾孩子(比如冲奶粉),让我能多休息一下。

在我失意之时,愿意倾听我的唠叨。

你是我的伴侣、爱人和最好的朋友。

谢谢你一直在我身边。你是最棒的!

— Xiuli

 

“你从来不会忘记提醒女儿我们有多爱她。”

致老公期盼第二个孩子的父亲Terence

亲爱的老公,感谢你陪我一起度过了13年的美好时光,与我共同体验照顾孩子的起起伏伏。看到你对我们女儿的宠爱,用爱悉心照顾她,我感到非常温暖。虽然有时为了教导她而做出不讨人喜欢的决定,但你从来不会忘记提醒女儿我们有多爱她。我们期待下个月将要迎来的我们的第二个宝宝,我知道我们即将迎来最美好的时刻,可以依靠你来共同创造更美好的回忆!

— Justina

 

“他支持我所有的决定,并与我共同努力实现目标。”

致两个孩子的父亲Changhan

真的非常感谢老天赐予我一个美好的伴侣、朋友、丈夫和父亲。从我们生下第一个孩子到第二个孩子,他都给予我极大的支持。当我照顾家里和宝宝而需要帮助的时候,他会一直在我身边陪伴我。此外,他很愿意花时间陪我和孩子,愿意倾听我最喜欢的育儿方式。他支持我所有的决定,并与我共同努力实现目标。亲爱的,谢谢你!

— Evangeline

 

真的非常感谢老天赐予我一个美好的伴侣、朋友、丈夫和父亲。从我们生下第一个孩子到第二个孩子,他都给予我极大的支持。当我照顾家里和宝宝而需要帮助的时候,他会一直在我身边陪伴我。此外,他很愿意花时间陪我和孩子,愿意倾听我最喜欢的育儿方式。他支持我所有的决定,并与我共同努力实现目标。亲爱的,谢谢你!

妈妈们,你们有特别的话要对爸爸们说吗?与我们分享您的感激,让他们知道他们很棒!

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Fathers, Mums Want You to Know that You are Awesome!

Parenting takes two to clap, and plenty of teamwork to boot!

From playing cheerleaders at the delivery suite, to helping with night feeds, fathers play a supporting role in their own ways.

According to the Father Involvement Research Alliance (FIRA), “Involved fathers are more likely to see their interactions with their children positively be more attentive to their children’s development, better understand, and be more accepting of their children, and enjoy closer, richer father-child relationships.”

Mums often play the role of gatekeepers in the family, and that sometimes influences how much fathers are involved in parenting (or, want to be involved!), and that would unknowingly affect the dynamism of a father-and-child relationship too. Fathers are also pillar of strength and support for mums during the challenging journey, from being the protective father who nurses a wounded knee to instilling child discipline and imparting values.

While both parents are antagonistic when it comes to raise healthy, world-ready children, the importance of an engaged father during a child’s growing up years is certainly instrumental, and deserves more than just a pat on the back.

Celebrating fatherhood with words of love from mummies

We spoke to four mummies in Singapore who share their heartfelt gratitude for having their spouse’s support in parenting. Fathers, these mums want you to know that they appreciate what you do for the children and family! Mums may not say it often, but every action from papas speaks a thousand words to your ladies. Raising your children together is like nurturing your flowers and watch them blossom with your love!

“One great help he has rendered up till this day is his willingness to do night duty.”

To Daddy Ken, father of two:

I would like to thank my husband for always lending me immense support during these initial years of parenting. One great help he has rendered up till this day is his willingness to do night duty. From the time our boy could take to bottle-feeding, he has been waking up in the middle of the night to feed him or get him back to sleep. He knows I need my rest so that I can function properly the next day. Also, he often encourages me to get some ‘ME’ time because he knows I need to be recharged. So, while I get my time off, he would look after the kids. Really thankful to him, my awesome partner.

– Lynn

“Waking up in the middle of the nights for the kids (eg: to prepare their milk), which allows me to have more rest.”

To Papa Aw, father of two:
To my dear partner aka Papa Aw,

Sometimes, you do make me mad;

Sometimes, you do make me laugh.

I believe that’s what love is about?

I appreciate the little things you have done for me & our family. Spending your time with us (though you could have choosen to work OTs for extra income)

Waking up in the middle of the nights for the kids (eg: to prepare their milk), which allows me to have more rest.

Just listening to my naggings when I’m down.

You are my partner, lover and my best friend.

Thanks for always being there for me. You’re the best!

— Xiuli

“You never fail to make it a point to remind her (daughter) that she is very much loved by her mum and dad.”

To hubby Terence, father of one & expecting their second child:

Thank you, dear hubby, for 13 awesome years of being together and for going through the ups and downs of parenting. It warms my heart to see how you dote on our little girl and shower her with love and attention. Although there are times when there is a need to step in to discipline her by making unpopular decisions, you never fail to make it a point to remind her that she is very much loved by her mum and dad. As we look forward to the arrival of our second bundle of joy next month, I know that the best is yet to come and I know that we can count on you to create more happy memories together!
— Justina

 

“He supports me in all my decisions and walks with me to try to make them successful.”

To Daddy Changhan, father of two:

I really want to thank God for a wonderful partner, friend, husband and father in my life. He has been a great source of support when we had our first child, and to our second child. I remembered there were many times when I need help with the house and baby, he will always be there with me. Often, he would offer to spend time with our children and be willing to listen to me on my preferred type of parenting. He supports me in all my decisions and walks with me to try to make them successful. Thank you, darling!

— Evangeline

 

Fathers, you’re more important than you think when it comes to parenthood. Together, you can build a wholesome family environment for your children to thrive and blossom into strong, independent people who value the importance of relationships and marriages.

Mums, do you have a special message to your husbands? Remember to share your heartfelt words of appreciation to let them know they are awesome!

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Babies Health & Nutrition Toddlers

食谱:有益健康的牛油果烤蛋

健康饮食能为孩子的日常活动提供每日必需的营养物质。

我们明白父母工作繁忙,准备饭菜不应占用太多时间,同时还必须要为孩子提供高质量的食物。

牛油果是父母开始给孩子喂食固体食物时能提供的最佳食品。小孩和大人都可享用美味的牛油果!

牛油果是一种营养健康的超级食品,奶油质地味道清淡,既可单独食用,也可与其他食材搭配食用。

那么,牛油果有什么好处呢?

牛油果对婴儿和儿童都有营养价值

牛油果的外表坚硬,果肉结实,富含人体所必需的营养物质,有益于儿童生长发育。

  • 卡路里:好动的儿童在成长中需要卡路里来满足其日常的能量需求。
  • ω-3单饱和脂肪酸:大脑中有60%是脂肪,因此ω-3等健康脂肪有助于儿童的大脑健康发育。
  • 维生素CEKB6:抗氧化剂能促进细胞的健康生长,增加钙的吸收,有利于骨骼健康。
  • 叶酸:对形成红细胞至关重要,并促进细胞的健康生长。
  • 核黄素(也称为维生素B2:帮助身体吸收铁和锌,促进神经和大脑功能健康发展。
  • 叶黄素:主要存在于绿色蔬菜中,与高脂食物一起食用的吸收效果最佳,有利于眼睛健康。
  • 纤维:牛油果中富含纤维,可预防便秘,促进消化系统健康。

给儿童食用牛油果

在婴儿六个月龄的时候,父母可以给孩子喂食牛油果。可将牛油果捣碎成果泥,用勺子喂食(也称为传统的断奶),或切成楔状让孩子自主进食(也称为婴儿自动断奶)。

鸡蛋也是一种有益健康的食物,富含蛋白质,有益于孩子生长发育,可配合牛油果食用,给孩子新的口感。何不使用这个食谱,轻松享用鸡蛋和牛油果搭配食用的美味呢?

可通过富含铁的食物来摄入铁,预防缺铁。

为什么鸡蛋对孩子有益?

研究表明,鸡蛋中富含蛋白质和铁。可通过富含铁的食物来轻松摄入铁,预防缺铁。

蛋白质不仅是骨骼、肌肉、软骨、皮肤和血液的基本构成元素,也是儿童大量需要的重要营养物质,有利于健康成长。

鸡蛋和牛油果一样,也是一种大脑所需的营养物质,含有胆固醇、二十二碳六烯酸和胆碱,对儿童大脑的各部分发育至关重要,包括记忆干细胞。

与任何新食物一样,请注意您孩子是否有过敏反应。虽然牛油果不易引起过敏,但鸡蛋属于易过敏食品。如果您的孩子不对鸡蛋过敏,则可以给孩子食用全蛋。

这个简单的食谱能让您的孩子同时享用牛油果和鸡蛋!


牛油果烤鲜蛋食谱

配料:

  • 1个熟牛油果,去核
  • 2个新鲜鸡蛋
  • 撒上意大利香草或任何您喜欢的其他香草
  • 撒上盐或粗海盐(自行选择)
  • 少许黑胡椒(自行选择)

方法:

  1. 烤箱预热至180度。将牛油果去核并切成两半。用茶匙去除核坑周围的牛油果以装鸡蛋。
  2. 一次打一个鸡蛋,单独放入碗中或直接放在牛油果中。确保蛋黄能放入牛油果中。如果空间不够的话,鸡蛋可能会溢出。最后撒上意大利香草。
  3. 放入烤箱中烘烤15-20分钟或烤至所需的蛋黄状态*。
    *提示:如果婴儿和孕妇食用的话,确保将鸡蛋完全烤熟
  4. 食用前可根据需要撒点盐和胡椒。

如果您的家人希望用健康营养的早餐开启崭新一天,这款简单方便的牛油果烤鸡蛋将非常适合您们。在准备踏上新的旅途时,没有什么能比优质食材助力全球宝宝健康更胜一筹啦!

您的家人也爱吃牛油果吗?与我们分享您们最喜欢的牛油果烹饪方式吧!

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Babies Health & Nutrition Toddlers

Recipe: Wholesome Baked Eggs in Avocado

Eating well offers children with the daily essential nutrients to take on the activities in a day.

As busy parents, we understand that meal preparation should not take up too much time, while the quality of food offered to our children should not be compromised.

Avocadoes are some of the best first foods parents offer their babies who are ready to start on their solids journey. Young children and adults can enjoy avocados for its delicious goodness too!

Hailed as a superfood for its wholesome nutritional benefits, its creamy texture is mild tasting and perfect on its own, or paired with other ingredients.

So,… what’s so great about avocados?

Nutritional benefits of avocado for babies and growing children

Avocados pack a punch, beneath its tough exterior. These stony fruits boost a wealth of essential nutrients to support children’s development.

  • Calories: Active growing children require calories for their daily energy needs.
  • Omega-3, Monosaturated fatty acids: 60% of our brains are made up of fats, so healthy fats such as Omega-3 help support healthy brain development in children.
  • Vitamins C, E, K, B6: Antioxidants promote healthy cell growth, and support bone health by increasing calcium absorption.
  • Folate: Essential for red blood cell formation and promotes healthy cell growth.
  • Riboflavin (also known as Vitamin B2): Helps body absorb iron and zinc, supports healthy nerve and brain functions.
  • Lutein: Primarily found in green vegetables, and absorbed best when taken with a high-fat meal, supports eye health
  • Fibre: Avocados are high in fibre, and promotes a healthy digestive system by preventing constipation.

Serving Avocado to Children

At six month old, parents may consider serving avocados to their babies. They can be served mash as puree and fed with a spoon (also termed as Traditional Weaning), or sliced up into wedges for children to self-feed (also termed as Baby Led Weaning).

Eggs are another wholesome food that is packed with proteins for growing children, and complement avocados to offer a new adventure of those young palates. How about enjoying both eggs and avocadoes in the same dish with this easy recipe?

Iron-rich foods might be an answer to help prevent iron-deficiency through food sources.

Why are Eggs Good for Children?

Research suggests that eggs are a rich source of proteins and iron. This easy way of providing iron-rich foods might be an answer to help prevent iron-deficiency through food sources.

More than just the building blocks of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood, proteins are macronutrients that are required in relatively large quantities in children to fuel healthy growth.

Just like avocados, eggs are also brain food with doses of cholesterol, DHA and choline, which are vital for developing the various components of a child’s brain, including memory stem cells.

As with new foods, do monitor your child for allergy reactions. While avocados typically belong in the low allergenic foods category, eggs on the other hand, belong to high allergenic foods. Go for whole eggs if your child does not have any allergy reaction to them.

Let your child enjoy avocados with eggs, with this simple recipe!


Baked Avocados with Fresh Eggs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • A sprinkle of Italian Herbs, or any other herbs that you prefer
  • A sprinkle of salt or coarse sea salt (optional)
  • A dash of black pepper (optional)

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven at 180deg. Pit avocado and slice into half. Using a teaspoon to remove some avocado around the pit area to make space for egg.
  2. Crack egg one at a time, either into a separate bowl or directly into avocado. Ensure yolks fit into avocado. The egg may overflow if the space is not deep enough. Add Italian Herbs.
  3. Bake for 15-20 min or until desired state of egg yolk*.
    *Tip: For young children or pregnant women, ensure egg is fully cooked.
  4. When ready to serve, sprinkle some salt and pepper as desired.

This quick and easy baked avocado with eggs recipe is great for families who wish to enjoy a healthy and hearty breakfast to start their day. Nothing beats quality ingredients which support families in raising world-ready children as they prepare to take on new adventures!

Does your family love eating avocados too? Tell us what’s your family’s favourite way of enjoying avocados!