FunBites Hearts, Triangles, Squares
FunBites are a perfect complement to breakfast, lunch and dinner time! The different shaped cutters allow kids to pop out shapes and start to create. FunBites makes it ok to play with your food! The triangle, heart and square shaped cutters have curved plastic blades that cut food into small bite sized pieces. Green FunBites makes 12 squares, Red FunBites makes 10 geometric shapes to create hearts, and the Orange FunBites creates 10 geometric shapes to create triangles. Imaginations and creativity will expound with FunBites!
- FunBites are inviting and visually stimulating for a child to use and enjoy.
- FunBites allow kids to explore new foods in a familiar fashion. For example, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a cheese sandwich can be cut and displayed into the same shapes for lunch. This similarity in shape may help children be open to try a different food.
- FunBites shape cutters allow a child to mix and match triangles, hearts and squares to create bigger shapes and other objects making food visually fun.
- When pressing down firmly and rocking the FunBites cutter back and forth, children are able to gain proprioceptive input in their hands and arms.
- FunBites are perfect for creating “Bento” lunches or aesthetically pleasing to see and taste.
- Manipulating the FunBites shapes to create objects promotes pincer grasp and functional finger movements.
- Creating food masterpieces hones hand-eye coordination.
- Two-handed grasp is used to cut food with FunBites honing bilateral and cooperative hand movements.
- Whole hand grasp is used to place the popper piece into the cutter and reveal the shapes.
- The small/bite sized food help with motor planning. A child can start with using FunBites on thinner, smaller pieces of food and move onto thicker, bigger foods. For example, thinly sliced cheese to thick pieces of bread.
- FunBites teaches the identification and recognition of different shapes.
- Exploring different shapes develops the concept of “same and different.”
- Shapes help children observe and categorize environmental surroundings. The characteristics of shapes encourage children to define and organize objects.
- Learning shapes helps solidify the understanding of signs and symbols like a “stop” sign or a traffic light needed for daily living skills.
- Learning shapes helps build skills for reading, writing, and math. When a child can identify and recognize shapes, in particular, circles and triangles, he is building early skills to help understand numbers and letters. Letters and numbers are recognized by their “shape.”
- FunBites placemats create a puzzle activity to recreate. A child can cut the shapes of food to match the object on the placemat and match the pieces to create a dog, butterfly, ice cream cone and more developing matching and visual processing skills.
- The FunBites shapes can be put together like a puzzle, helping children with spatial reasoning. This skill is used in other daily activities, such as building block towers, placing game pieces in their storage tray or even packing a suitcase.
Developmental Processes Promoted
- Eye-Hand Coordination
- Functional Finger Movement & Exploration
- Life Skills
- Social Interaction
- Imagination/Pretend Play
- Problem Solving
- Finger & Hand Control
- Self Esteem
- Visual Discrimination
- Sequential Thought
- Cooperative Hand Movements
- Object Recognition & Identification
- Hand & Finger Grasp
- Fine Motor
- Cause & Effect
- Visual Processing & Attention
- Strategic Thinking
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- Levels of Play:
- Five or More Levels
- Machine Wash
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FunBites Hearts, Triangles, Squares