What kids eat is very important and having the right snack can actually improve a child's ability to learn. Our school occupational therapy consultant, Casey Halper, put together a list of sensory smart snacks just in time for back to school. That means that they are snacks that help kids stay alert and focused in school without making them hyper and restless. These are great snack ideas for children in school, but would be equally great snack choices for toddlers too. Some of the themes for healthy sensory snacks are:
- Crunchy and chewy foods help make kids more alert by engaging their senses.
- Sipping or sucking can help organize and calm children.
- And of course fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and calcium rich foods make them healthy overall.
Try These Sensory Smart Snacks: