I often spot these lovely food art creations for kids on Pinterest. Sometimes I get to see some really colourful works of food art at birthdays. They are so visually appealing and pre-school kids seem to get pretty excited seeing them.
Almost a year ago, I came across a book by Lil L. Alexander called Yummy Stories. This a lovely book for kids which talks about eating healthy! Alexander was kind enough to send me a copy of her book. A food artist and pre-school teacher by profession, Alexander has written a book which might be quite useful for mums! Many kids, toddler hood and beyond often resist eating fruits and vegetables. So Alexander has done well in choosing a book theme which subtly convinces them to eat their colours.
When we received it, my daughter was still young to understand the stories, but as a 4.5 year old she listens to the stories, beyond just skimming through the illustrations.
I checked out Alexander’s Instagram profile and loved some of her creations. One afternoon, Saira and me decided to make a creation of our own. I chose a mermaid design as she loves mermaids. It was a visual I found on Pinterest. A lot of the design was directed by Saira depending on the fruits that she likes. It was a really fun evening putting this together, and both of us enjoyed munching on all the fruit leftovers that didn’t fit in well with the design.
Coming to the book, the stories are quite interesting and encourage children to eat their greens. There are universal themes in the book that kids love including monsters, fairies, animals and giants. I look forward to reading these stories to Saira.
An interesting book where storytelling is weaved with some important lessons.
Learn more about Lil L Alexander: http://www.lillalexander.com