What Kids Learn by Playing With Potato Head Toys
Potato Heads are also a go-to toy used by educators, therapists, and parents to teach a diverse set of important skills.
Helping Picky Eaters
Sarah uses a sensory lens to understand food aversions and help kids become less tactilely defensive in small, incremental steps. Learn how to do that with your child as well as how to make sure you’re setting your kid up for success when it comes to food. Get ready to play with your food!
Occupational Therapist and Author Sarah Appleman speaks to Teaching Your Toddler about what being an OT means, what a "Picky Eater" really is, how kids manifest sensory issues around food and what to do about that, and her great book Play With Your Food.
Food Sensitivities and Sensory Processing Disorder – What You NEED To Know
Children diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder often struggle with textures, smells and tastes of various food items. How can we, as parents, support them best? Who better to ask than Sarah Appleman, a pediatric occupational therapist and mother to a child that needed support.
Sarah Appleman - Picky Eaters, How to Help!
A pediatric occupational therapist who combined her 20 years experience and love for cooking to write Play With Your Food Book. Understanding the reason why children might be picky eaters and fun therapeutic activities to assist in helping your child improve their food repertoire.
Sarah Appleman, a Pediatric occupational therapist, has come up with a book to help teachers and parents with fussy eaters at school and home. About the book, Sarah says, “I always tell them (parents) that my son was the same way.”
A God-send in the mail was the book "Playing with your Food" by Sarah Appleman. This book has many fun ideas to help Bryce transition into eating more fruits and vegetables by using game formats.
Her passion for Occupational Therapy and natural love of cooking have collided. She is now helping children overcome sensory issues, try new foods, and even enjoy helping in the kitchen.
Sarah and I discuss fun ways to help picky eaters and children with feeding issues get more comfortable with new foods, how to deal with various issues surrounding food, how sensory issues impact eating habits and preferences, and redefining what success “in the kitchen” really means.
In her newly released book, “Play with your Food”, Sarah combines her passions of working with the special need’s population and baking. Through fun therapeutic interventions, activities, and tips, she guides caretakers and children to enjoy the participation in the food preparation with fun games, while improving food repertoire of picky eaters.