As parents, we expect our children to imitate some of our behaviors. Garrett is a smart and funny kid. I’ve seen him repeat things (sometimes inappropriate) that he’s heard…but, this is the first time he’s ever used props!
There are times when Garrett does not want eat the food on his plate. To get him interested, I’ve taken a “Meal Meets Muppet” approach. Basically, I get his food to “speak” and tell him that it wants to be eaten. If there is a sandwich on his plate, I will use both ends of the bread as a “mouth” and I flap them together as I say “Eat Me!” in a high-pitched voice.
I guess this has had a profound impact on Garrett. Here is a video of him at lunch yesterday: