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May need head support
May be gaining head control
Uses sucking pattern from breast or bottle
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Sits with help or support
On tummy, pushes up on arms with straight elbows
Moves pureed food forward and backward in mouth with tongue to swallow
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Picks up and holds small objects in hands
Reaches for food or spoon when hungry
Uses upper lip to help clear food off of spoon
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Crawls with stomach off the floor
May pull self up to stand
Begins to self-feed with fingers
Begins to use jaw to mash food
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Stands alone and begins to walk alone
Feeds self easily with fingers
Begins to use fork and spoon
Bites through a variety of textures
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Runs well without falling
Chews more skillfully and efficiently
Mastering use of spoon and fork
Sits in booster seat or child seat at family meals
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Healthy Eating Habits
Did you know that the asparagus plant is part of the lily family? Spring is when this nutritious vegetable and those beautiful flowers are both in season. This spring, introduce asparagus to your preschooler with these quick tips and recipes.
One-third cup of cooked asparagus is a serving for your preschooler. This amount provides 130 milligrams of potassium, 1 gram of fiber and is an excellent source of folic acid and vitamin A for preschoolers.
When shopping, look for firm, fresh spears. Larger diameter spears are usually more tender. Trim the stalk before cooking until soft. You can peel asparagus, but it’s not necessary.
Quick and easy ways to serve asparagus include:
Remember to set a positive example by tasting and enjoying new foods yourself. It’s okay if your preschooler wants to dip her asparagus into some ketchup… focus on the positive that she is trying a nutritious new food. Mealtime should be fun!
Asparagus recipes adapted from meals.com
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
COMBINE water, soy sauce, bouillon and cornstarch in small bowl.
HEAT oil in large skillet. Add asparagus, beef, bell pepper, onion and carrot; cook, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink.
ADD mushrooms and green onions; cook until tender and vegetables are soft. Stir in soy sauce mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil and thickens. Serve over rice. Season with ground black pepper.
HEAT oil in large skillet. Add asparagus; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add garlic; cook until tender. Stir in tomatoes, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Toss with asparagus mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Season with ground black pepper, if desired.
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