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Food Allergies




Ooey, Ooey, Ooey Allergies!

 

Anthony Field knows all too well how allergies can turn into life-threatening anaphylaxis - the most severe form of allergic reaction - in the blink of an eye.

After his son experienced anaphylactic shock at the age of two, Anthony and his family make sure they are always 'allergy prepared'.

Read full article, here.

 

Allergy Safety Rules

So many children these days have food allergies, which means that if they eat something that they are allergic to, they can get very sick. The Wiggles, together with their friends at AllerMates, have put together a list of allergy safety rules to help keep children safe. Watch the video below as The Wiggles explain these very important rules. For more information on AllerMates please visit http://www.allermates.com

 

 

Wiggly Food Related Activities

The following fun food related activities are great for the following learning opportunities:

  • Physical: Kinaesthetic experience in handling potato, exercise during the game, taste and texture in eating cooked potato, fine motor skills in making potato prints.
  • Cognitive: Recognition of structure of a potato; change in matter through cooking; following the rules of a game; making potato prints, patterning.
  • Social/Emotional: Co-operation; Pleasure in experiences.

Experiences with Food - Theme: Hot Potatoes

  • Cooking: Give children a washed potato to examine and discuss its features. Prepare and cook potatoes for children to eat, either boiled in jackets, mashed or in a potato salad.
  • Party Game: Children can sit in a circle. One child takes a raw potato, and skips around the outside of the circle. The child with the potato, puts it down behind another child and continues to skip around the circle. The child who has the potato behind them, gets up and chases the first child. When the first child is caught, the second child takes the potato. The game continues as children run around the circle swapping the potato.
  • Activity: Parents can cut potatoes in half and cut a simple pattern on the surface. Children dip the cut surface in paint, and use it to print on to some paper to recreate the patterns.

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