Category: A Bright Family Table

A Bright Family Table: Eating Out at a Restaurant

By Amy Foster, Developmental Therapist and mother of four Dining out with small children is no easy feat. There are so many factors that can lead to disaster that many parents and caregivers simply forgo eating in a restaurant altogether

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A Bright Family Table: Update to Kid Friendly Kitchen

We recently moved across the country into a new home and I found some more kid friendly ideas to share! Our new kitchen has a few slide out shelves that are perfect for kid level food and dishes. I arranged the new

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A Bright Family Table: Reusable Lunch Containers

School is back in session or about to begin! As you know, there are many things to prepare for and purchase. One of these items may be a reusable lunch container to pack in your child’s lunch bag or box.

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A Bright Family Table Recipe: Chopped Salad

By Amy Foster, Developmental Therapist and mother of 4 Are your children hesitant to eat salad? Here is a quick tip: Chop it up! I discovered this worked with my four when they were very little. Scissors are one of

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A Bright Family Table Recipe: Pineapple Pops

Cut fresh pineapple into whatever size and shape you’d like Poke with a wooden skewer or cupcake pop stick (this is what is pictured) Place pops on a metal pan lined with wax paper and put in freezer Pineapple pops

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A Bright Family Table: Summer Snacks

By: Amy Foster, Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 If your kids are like mine, snacking is a part of daily life. As soon as they get home from school they need something to tide them over until dinner. Sometimes

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Positioning and Tools for Feeding

Written By: Amy Foster, MS.Ed., Developmental Specialist & Liz McMahon, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist We were recently speaking with a parent about her child’s eating.  Her son accepts food from a spoon, but is very reluctant to expand or explore by touching

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A Bright Family Table: Sweet on the Sweet Potato!

By:  Amy Foster, Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 We are sweet on the sweet potato around our house, and it adds to our colorful dinner plates weekly. I thought I would share with you three recipes that you can

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A Few Ideas for Hard Boiled Eggs

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A Bright Family Table: Shake It Up! Adding Variety on Purpose, Part 3

By:  Amy Foster, MS.Ed., Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Part Three: Shop Intentionally As mentioned in Part One, having a child who expects food to look exactly the same each time they eat it can put stress on a

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