Last night John brought Sylvia up to the hospital to read with Mummy. I’ve been on the Rookwood Ward now for a whole week and we have been missing bedtime stories. Sylvia came up in her Pyjamas and brought with her a new set of books the NutriKids collection which were sent to review.
The NutriKids Books are created by Sam Bourne a Nutritional Therapist and each story is a character named after a healthy veg or fruit, for example Connie Carrot, Penelope Pea and Billy Blueberry. The books contain more than just a story, they share interesting facts about the fruit or vegetables as well as recipe ideas and a how to grow each of the vegetables.
Sylvia enjoyed reading the books with me. She is at an age where her reading has recently taken off and the wording is simple and easy to read and not too much on a page.
I loved the Illustrations and actually am looking forward to giving some of the recipe and serving suggestions and try. We are a huge fan of Blueberries. We like to add berries to our cereal and Sylvia enjoys banana and blueberry smoothies. We also love blueberry muffins and it was interesting to read about the history of blueberries as well as reading the story.
I’m not too sure we are a fan of peas. I think Sylvia is a lot like Penelope pea who at first would rather not eat them. We learnt that peas have protein and I think it would be great fun to try and grow our own pea pods.
Sylvia and I enjoyed reading the NutriKids books. They are great for encouraging children to make healthy food choices. I think they are a fantastic little set and being a fan of factual books, these really are something I’d love to keep and use in the future and of course read again with my daughter.
Ava Avocado (Nutrikids)Connie Carrot (NutriKids Dinnertime Stories Book 1)Penelope Pea: DinnerTime Stories
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Sounds like a lovely series of books. I suppose all we can really do as parents is lead by example when we can when it comes to healthy eating.
I totally agree Elizabeth. Setting the example is the way to go in all things.
These are lovely books, I love how vibrant they are. I think the ideas people come up with nowadays is genius especially with so many bad choices. Hopefully these will help others #blogclubuk
I agree. Some books re not that great and some are brilliant. I love these ones.
Sarah Ella (Mumx3x) says
Ohhh, these books look and sounds brilliant! Perfect for encouraging children to eat healthy and make healthy choices. I’m glad Sylvia enjoys them 🙂 Lovely post. xx
Totally agree. Thanks for popping by!
Laura - dear bear and beany says
What a lovely series. My girls are both book worms and we adore reading together. I love it when books have a message and a learning to it.
Oh books are fantastic and yes we love stories too. I really do like non fiction and factual books for kids as well as stories so these books tick the box on both accords.
Cathy (MummyTravels) says
That sounds a lovely idea for some books, making it fun and interesting (and hopefully encouraging kids to eat more healthily if they don’t already – I know my daughter isn’t a pea fan either). And great that you were able to have the bedtime story time together too.
Yes I think it helps kids to see how important nutrition and good foods are. I think peas are the least favourite. We like to add spinach to lots of meals too.
Ickle Pickle says
These look great – Pickle is growing peas with his grandad 🙂 I hope you are home soon. Kaz x
Ooh that sounds fun! We are about to start growing tomatoes.
Harriet from Toby & Roo says
These are fab books! This is absolutely the best way to teach children about food – so much better than telling them they are overweight at 5!
I agree and I love that you can grow your own veg too! Angela x
These sound like s great series of books to encourage children to eat a varied range of foods. Hope you are home soon x
Yes they are a cute little series and fun to look at.
Aw this is such a cool idea! I will definitely have a look on these books since my little girl is a very fussy eater and will always give me a hard time to eat anything “green” :S x
I know. I do think its great especially the educational side and helping kids who are fussy is a great idea.
Becky at PinksCharming says
These look great – I especially like the look of the illustrations, they are really colourful and fun. I bet this is a great way to encourage more veggie eating x #KLTR
Thanks Becky. It’s a great book!
Having discovered I’m Diabetic has led me to look at food differently. These books look perfect for they sound fun, entertaining and encourage healthy food choice in little ones. #KLTR
I liked these books. They are lovely.
Catie: An Imperfect Mum says
What colourful and well illustrated books and with a great message too! Thanks for hosting x
They are really colourful.
Laura's Lovely Blog says
These looks like great books, but more than that I adore the photos of you and Sylvia together. So simple and yet so beautiful #kltr
thanks Laura. They are lovely photos 🙂
Rosie @ Little Fish says
These look like a lovely series to promote healthy eating. x
It really is thanks Rosie. I think these books are fab!