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Spaghetti & Sensory

Child Psychologists suggest that sensory play is a crucial component in early childhood development. As adults we are well aware of the senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing but can we actually recall at what age we discovered that soap is completely different than a candy bar. The answer in most cases is, No. Children need sensory activities to facilitate and encourage them to use scientific processes while they explore this world. Allowing children to participate in sensory activities enables them to stimulate their senses and develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, physically, and creatively. Thus it is crucial that every child experience sensory integration activities early.
On this day, it was Baby Mason’s first sensory experience with spaghetti. As he began to slowly take his chances on the taste of spaghetti, it was obvious that one of two options were looming, the complete dissatisfaction and the abandonment of spaghetti forever or the absolute spaghetti onslaught. I was quite compelled to see what the future for this bowl of spaghetti would be. He soon dug his baby hands into the bowl and indulged. Noodle-by-noodle he slurped his way through the bowl allowing for quite some memorable photo’s to be captured from this sensory experience. To say the least, Mason’s senses were stimulated as his experience with Spaghetti & Sensory came to a filling end.

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Food For Your Mood – Part I.

Immensely impactful, abundantly vibrant, and utterly delectable are a few adjectives used to describe a daily necessity that stimulates your five senses to the core. I’m talking about food. Not just any food. Food that tantalizes your pupils with liveliness, crackles through your ear passage infinitely, engulfs your nostrils aromatically, and bewitches your hands till you cannot hold back any longer. Sure, you may think that it is impossible for all those senses to be coupled into one epic moment, but I assure you that you have experienced it subliminally at one point or another when feasting on food and looking up to the heavens above and mentioning “oh my gah” while food is still in your mouth. As beings we enjoy indulging in food and we initially do so with our eyes. Think back to the last time where your entrée was arriving from afar and your eyes tracked the floating plate similar to a lion hunting a delicate gazelle in Sub-Saharan Africa. We enjoy gawking at food as much as we do consuming it. That is why many individuals enjoy food photography. Food photography allows you to be inspired, to crave, and satisfy that craving with minimal effort. The only key ingredient food photography needs is the audience it seeks to satisfy. That is where you come in. Enjoy the photo blog series so aptly named Food for your Mood.