A Treasury of Child-Rearing Advice

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Material Compilation: Sendai City Ayashi Nursery, Ochiai Nursery, Kumagane Nursery
Material Provision: Nursery Section, Children’s Future Bureau, City of Sendai
Editing and Translation: Sendai International Relations Association


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Age 1

Children’s Meals (1-2 years)

This is an important time when your child will try to eat by their self, even if they spills things.

Moving from grabbing to a spoon and fork

★When your child tries to eat by their self, they flips over plates and gets their hands and face dirty. It’s tempting to feed them, but try letting them eat by their self.

Eat together

Enjoy eating together in a relaxed atmosphere while making conversation like, “This is _____. Yum!”

Try something different

Sometimes it’s nice to try something different, like eating rice balls or sharing from a big plate.

Aim for an empty stomach 30 minutes before mealtime

Do they your child eat before meals? Does she drink too much milk or juice?

Other things to try

Lay a rug underneath your child’s chair and prepare a wet cloth for cleaning the floor, a towel for wiping your child’s hands, and an apron.

Concentrate on eating

Put away the toys and turn off the T.V. Don’t read the newspaper or finish the housework—eat together. Try saying grace together.