You might remember that back in July I attended the Bloggers Brunch in Melbourne. It’s good I had a great time because it was a long trip to make. On the way to Melbourne we drove during the night, so at least the kids and I got a little bit of sleep but I wasn’t really looking forward to the long journey back. Thankfully I received a fun Bloggers Brunch present that made the trip home a whole lot more pleasant: a Nanna’s Carrots Book & CD set by Aunty Rozzy.
Behind Aunty Rozzy hides a talented Australian musician and educator called Ros, and although I have never met ‘Aunty Rozzy’ myself I sort of feel I know her which is exactly the concept of Nanna’s Carrots. The book was developed to encourage children to eat their vegies, something many mums struggle with. By turning ordinary carrots into special ‘nanna’s’ carrots they become a lot nicer to eat! Kids just love the sound of someone called nanna or aunty.
The second book in the series, The Incredible Edible Alphabet, teaches the alphabet using colourful illustrations of different foods. The Aunty Rozzy books do not only educate kids about healthy eating, they also improve their reading/language skills. Magnificent mangoes, perfect peaches, luscious lemons, there is a lot more to these books than you think. In the ‘Spinach’ illustration alone you will find atleast 6 other S words to discuss!
Each Aunty Rozzy book is accompanied by a CD which contains a catchy sing-along song, an audio version of the book (read by Aunty Rozzy herself) and an instrumental karaoke track so your kids can sing to the tune (you’ll even find yourself humming along!). For a taste of what to expect you can listen to the Nanna’s Carrots song and The Incredible Edible Alphabet song on the Aunty Rozzy Website. A third book called The Family Tree of the Broccoli is in the making.
Aside from the awesome books and great songs Aunty Rozzy has thought of many more ways to improve the eating habits of Australian children. The website is a great place to visit together with your children, they will love the video’s, games and activities and you can come back regularly to browse the ever growing list of healthy recipes to make for and with your kids. Awesome Apple Chips, Stunning Spinach Frittata, there is plenty of choice even for fussy eaters.
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