Today I am so excited to be participating in a blog hop and sharing with you a cool, new app I recently discovered. Tiny Tastes app is essentially a timer that encourages kids to try new foods.
Created by Emily Garber, a pediatric nutritionist, Tiny Tastes uses a picture of your child's food, along with encouragement from Tiny the kangaroo and the opportunity to earn coins, to teach kids to try new foods.
The coins can be used to buy items from the Tiny Store, such as a new bowl or spoon for Tiny to eat with.
Tiny Tastes doesn't just help kids try new foods, it also helps kids drink, with a variety of cup choices available. I think this could be a great tool for transitioning kids off of the bottle, or for encouraging a child to use a straw.
This is a cute app with a fun reward system that feeding therapists and parents alike may find beneficial for their child. As an occupational therapist, I think this app could be a nice supplement to a child's feeding therapy program, or a nice way for parents to encourage their child to try new foods outside of feeding therapy sessions.
Ways to use Tiny Tastes app:
- Encourage children to try new foods
- Encourage children to eat or drink more quickly
- Transition off of the bottle
- Help children drink from a different type of cup
App Information:Name of App: Tiny Tastes
Publisher: Little Turtle
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch; Requires iOS 8.0 or later
Tiny Tastes is also available for Android!
*Disclosure: All writing and opinions are my own. Information was correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change, so please confirm prior to downloading. This post contains affiliate links.