by Gail Gibbons
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Apples are on my personal list of favorite fruits. After reading this book, your child might feel the same way too.
With few words and big colorful pictures, Gibbons does a great job of explaining the fruit's history in America, its growth cycle, and uses. Even adults can learn from it!
Your child (and you) will learn:
- the assortment of varieties available
- the basic parts
- growth and development stages from flower bud to fruit
- miscellaneous fun facts about this yummy fruit
- new vocabulary words such as:
Reading this book is a great way to help a picky eater
get interested in a new food or just to get your child excited about this yummy fruit!
Apples by Gail Gibbons gets this dietitian's thumbs up, and if I was a teacher, I'd give it an A++!
Nutrition Activities: After Reading Apples
- Do a blindfolded "taste test" of all the different varieties and vote on the best.
- Download and print this free coloring page.
- Visit a fruit orchard.
- Include this ruby gem at least once a day for an entire week:
- Breakfast: coarsely chop and add to oatmeal, pancakes or muffins
- Lunch: Shred and add to canned tuna
- Dinner: Prepare Granny Smith Salsa and serve over baked chicken or fish
- Snacks: Spread slices with peanut butter, almond butter or pumpkin seed butter
More nutrition books for kids I recommend.
More of my professional advice you may find helpful:
Nutrition for Kids
Quick Kid Friendly Meals
Your Personal Nutrition Guide Home Page
Granny Smith Salsa
- 1 pound Granny Smiths, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Recipe source: www.canyonranch.com