Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Copy-Kids DVD Review and Giveaway

My first review and giveaway.  WooHoo!

I am excited about telling you about a great way to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies.  I think I have the most finicky kids ever.  I have just about given up trying to get them to eat more veggies.  I have since found Copy-Kids - a DVD with young children modelling good eating habits.  The idea is simple but the concept speaks to kids' natural ability to mimic those around them.  To make it even better, the models looks just like them.

I watched this with my youngest child who is 2.  It is a good idea to have the foods you want to encourage in front of the kids.  We started with carrots and strawberries.  I have to admit that Tuck will occasionally eat a strawberry, but lately he won't touch them.  I was hoping to get him to eat more strawberries. 

The first thing I did was put out the bowls on the floor in front of the TV then I turned on the DVD and picked strawberries. There are 12 fruits and vegetables from which to choose, so the variety is great. Tucker grabbed the strawberries right away and began to munch along as soon as he saw the kids eat. 

The kids were cute, and even I began to be mesmerized at how easily these kids ate those foods. It was easy to tell the kids enjoyed the fruit that they were eating. After the strawberries, we tried the carrots.

I was a little nervous about the carrots, because Tucker does not eat them at all. Here was the true test. 
The first little girl was a little funny, and Tucker just watched the kids, but he didn't grab a carrot. He just laughed at the kids.  He liked watching the kids, but was not interested in the carrots. In fact, he took the bowl of carrots and dumped them onto the carpet. So I picked up the carrots and pointed to the tv screen to show him that it was something that he was supposed to eat. He took one and I thought yes! However, instead of eating them himself, he tried feeding them to me which showed me he at least understood the concept. 

When the DVD segment was finished (each one only lasts about five minutes) he wanted to watch it again so  we watched the carrot segment again hoping this time he would eat them. When the segment started,  I could hardly believe it Tucker actually picked up one of the carrots that he had been feeding me and begin to nibble on it!! It worked.  I got so excited! It wasn't because of my prodding, he simply wanted to join in on the fun the kids were having.

I wanted documentation, so I decided that I would take a picture. That was the wrong thing to do because he became more interested in looking at my camera phone at this point and stopped eating a carrot. After that he kinda lost interest and did not care to eat any more carrots. However, when the segment was over again he got really upset that we did not watch another. So I do think it is interesting how he wanted to keep watch the kids. 

I do think that I will continue to encourage these eating habits by watching Copy-Kids.  I may even try it with my older children. It is such a laid-back, stress-free approach to handling a situation that often causes parents much angst.

Copy-Kids is gracious enough to offer one lucky reader her (or his) very own copy of this DVD. If you need more convincing of how great this DVD is, be sure to check out these other reviews or check out the awards  Copy Kids has won.

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*I am required to let you know that I received a copy of Copy-Kids DVD to review.  I was not required to provide a positive review. It just worked out that way. All opinions are my own, and I wrote what I wanted to write.*

31 comments:

  1. Angelia M.

    I would love to be able to get my son to eat any veggies. He will not eat any and its an ongoing struggle.

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  2. We love fruit in our house but my 2 year old is suddenly turning his cute little nose up a veggies right now. I am trying every colorful veggie that I can think of, in different ways so maybe watching other kids enjoy theirs!
    Good luck with your blog!
    tiffers77@yahoo.com

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  3. I would try all the ones on the DVD. I have one child who is very very picky and I have seen this before and wondered if it would actually work with him.

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  4. I have to get my nephew to eat healthy, any vegetables that are not coated in oils and salts. His father, who is my older brother, does not eat well either.

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  5. brussel sprouts, papaya, and asparagus

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  7. celery, kale, lettuce. anything green!

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  8. Celery and peas. My kids won't touch either. Oh, and corn. They eat it up off the cob, but if it's already off the cob they won't budge- not interested?

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  9. Peas, carrots, green beans.

    Deborah

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  10. We'd work on eating broccoli and cauliflower.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. The granddaughter is soooo picky. I would try whatever is on the DVD. She needs them all!

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  12. I'd love to find more ways to get my daughter to eat leafy greens!

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  13. My son is having issues with his veggies! He used to love them but now dislikes them :(

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  14. I would love for my kids to eat their green beans and broccoli!!

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  15. My kids hate squash and I grow it... so it would be great if they would eat it!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  16. I will try asparagus, brussel sprouts, and broccoli with my kids! Right now they will only eat green beans, corn, and potatoes.

    skycode1@hotmail.com

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  17. I'd go with cucumbers. I hate them, so I want my little guy to see someone enjoying them!

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  18. I actually would give this to my sister in law. My kids eat what is on their plates with no problem.

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  19. probably cauliflower.....I love it and want everyone else to like it too!

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  20. I think I would want them to try broccoli and cauliflower

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  21. Peppers, my son doesn't like them.. or so he says!

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  22. I would like to try squash with them

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  23. I would try papaya and asparagus with them, its time to eat like an adult

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  24. I'll try broccoli!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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