When I first heard of “Copy-Kids eat fruits and vegetables” I was quite skeptical. How can a DVD encourage my picky toddler to eat something other than cookies, and enjoy it? I popped it in the DVD player and was pleasantly surprised. My daughter and I found adorable children happily munching on a variety of fruits and vegetables. My daughter was instantly drawn into the video and started chattering excitedly about the kids. Even though I had some of the fruits and veggies set out on the coffee table while we ate she wasn’t ready to try any of them that first day. Finally after about a week of watching the video she came up to me and asked if we could have some bell peppers like the girl on TV.
I shook my head a second to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming, and went about getting the peppers out of the fridge and turn on the movie one more time. My daughter actually started eating a pepper and even asked to eat some of the other fruits and veggies on the video! I was truly amazed. The DVD worked just like they said it would.
I apologize in advance for how dark this video is, but this footage was captured on the day she asked for the peppers. (And yes, that is my Christmas tree still up at Easter).
Avocado isn’t a food we ever have in the house. In fact, in the video that was the first time she ever had the opportunity to try one, and look at her chow down on it!
Overall I loved the video. One of my favourite things about it is that it shows children having fun eating their fruits and veggies, without any added dips or “incentives”. It’s bright and cheery, and my daughter loves to watch it over and over again. I also love that it’s divided into chapters and each chapter focus’ on just a single fruit or vegetable. My daughter picks her favourites so we haven’t seen each chapter yet, but we will eventually get to them all. So far she has tried Bell Peppers, Avocado, Broccoli and Tomato.
I do wish that the DVD came with instructions on how to serve some of the fruits and veggies. We have never ever had an avocado in the house, and I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it. I just “copied” the kids on the DVD, cut it and half, gave her a spoon and let her go!
There are just a couple things to keep in mind while watching the video. Keep a supply of the fruits or veggies out on a table and let your little one try them at his or her own pace and don’t forget to try some of the foods when you are offered some…and trust me, you will be offered. Most importantly, just keep it fun!
Copy-Kids opened up a whole new world of food opportunities for my family. I’ve noticed in the past few days that my daughter is more open to try new foods. This morning alone she tried honey dew melon and asked for grapes. (By the sixth time she asked for the grapes, I wished I lived closer to the grocery store because I didn’t have any in the fridge).
The folks at Copy-Kids have offered my readers a chance to win their own copy of this awesome video! Open to residents in both the United States and Canada. Giveaway closes April 27th, 2012.
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a sample product from the sponsor for the purpose of this honest review. This did not affect the outcome of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.