Cutting vegetables is an activity your preschooler will enjoy. Because it is not something they get to do often or
perhaps have never done, they will feel grown up and enjoy the new responsibility. Be sure to provide close supervision. I re...commend using soft vegetables such as cucumbers or
zucchini. Cutting the vegetables allows your child to develop bilateral coordination (one hand is holding the vegetable stable while the other hand manipulates the knife). This activity also allows them to strengthen their hand muscles. After cutting different vegetables, perhaps your child may be more inclined to try them (if they don’t already previously eat them in their
~Sarah Eller, occupational therapist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist
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