Sunday, December 1, 2013

Copy-Kids "Eat Fruit & Vegetables" DVD Debut + DVD Giveaway

I was kindly offered to review this new DVD by COPY-KIDS MEDIA. COPY-KIDS is an independent media company that just debuted their first DVD "Eat Fruits and Vegetables". This DVD is their first DVD in a series which is designed to encourage healthy habits in young children. These videos are projected to be best for children of ages six months all the way to five years old. Whatever the age of your child though, these are sure to be beneficial to everyone, even us parents and adults!
I received my DVD in this well-cushioned manila envelope.

Along with my debut DVD, I received their product information explaining all the aspects of this new company as well.
This DVD was divided into twelve chapters that focus on different fruits and veggies that included Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Avocado, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Oranges, Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples and Blueberries. Once I opened the DVD it was around lunch time for the little one here in our house so I decided to mix things up. Reagan does not usually sit and become engaged in anything on the television (including children shows on PBS too) so anything on TV during the day or night is typically just background noise for us. 

I decided since we were going to watch this whole DVD, which is 115 minutes long, we would eat lunch and see what the hype is about. This new company is centered around the idea that children are more willing to try new fruits and vegetables when they see others children eating them and that is exactly what this DVD was! Each chapter was of 3-4 different children(of different ages) eating a the certain fruit or veggie in that chapter. Each child ate them in a different form catered to their age it seemed. We chopped up some different fruits and veggies and I let Reagan eat them on the coffee table in front of the TV(without his high chair or high seat!). He loves it when I let him walk around and eat a snack while playing and he usually puts his food down and ends up forgetting about it when I do this too, but, surprisingly, while watching this video he just stared at the children eating and ate his food as well without being messy, throwing it, or getting distracted! The point of this DVD was to prove that children do not actually have to see others eating the food LIVE to copy them, but that on film would suffice as a working strategy as well, and it did just that!

Included in the DVD, there were features for parents that included things such as interviews with a renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon. Dr. Jay Gordon is the author of "Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow". In this interview, he talks about childhood obesity and suggests ways parents can get their kids to make and eat healthier food choices while explaining why Copy-Kids is a powerful idea, noting "That's just the way kids are, they love to copy other kids."

All in all, this DVD was great and I absolutely love how engaged my 14 month old was during lunch time when we watched it. Be sure you have these foods stocked in your kitchen if you decide to buy this material as your kids will be begging you to eat these wholesome foods! The price of this DVD is $19.95 and you can buy it here. I can't wait to see more from this company, they truly have a great idea overflowing their minds!

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.*