Anyone who has ever spent time with young children knows that the right book at the right time can influence behavior.
Storybooks have been used to prepare a child for their first trip to the hospital, to help navigate through the emotions associated with the loss of a pet, friend or relative, and to prepare for the arrival of a new sibling.
Reading the story within the context of real life drama, gives the story an emotional “charge” that leaves a strong impression and influences behavior.
Cornucopia Collection© is a collection of storybooks that include food in the storyline. Each story is accompanied with an activity to provide the “charge” and to give the child a positive and fun experience of positive food choices, and an interest in food.
We’ve done lots of events:
- In after school programs
- Library readings
- Bookstore readings
- At church carnivals, PTA events, garden events, museum programs, camps, festivals
- In classrooms
- Childcare centers
All events include a basic taste workshop, to introduce children to a pure experience of sweet, salt, sour, bitter and umami.