Sing a Song
On Top of Spaghetti
On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed
It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor
And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door
It rolled in the garden and under a bush
And then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.
The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,
And early next summer it grew to a tree.
The tree was all covered with beautiful moss
It grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.
So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball and don't ever sneeze.
Learn Table Manners
Let your child help you with dinner. Even toddlers can help mix things and drop things in a pan (just be mindful of a hot stove!) If you are not comfortable with your child actually helping you, set up a table with pots and pans so that they can pretend to cook alongside you.
Books to Check Out from the Library
- ChopChop: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family by Sally Sampson; photographs by Carl Tremblay
- My Food, Your Food by Lisa Bullard; illustrated by Christine M. Schneider
- The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day by Loreen Leedy