Where I grew up, fruits are an everyday fare. From mangoes to papaya, from soursops and jackfruits, from bananas to pineapples, name it we have it! Save of course for the imported fruits that ain’t growing in this tropical region.
Friends, close relatives would often give us some of their harvests and aren’t we so lucky?! Yes, we are, we have a few papaya trees, soursop, santol, caimitos and those around our yard but friends have their farmlands with vast plantation – corn, mangoes, rambutan and other fruits!
To this day, we still get some as gifts from them, like the rambutan above given by my godfather for Matt. And I say, he surely loves the sweet, juicy flesh of rambutan.
There are many ways you can make your kids love fruits. First is of course to make them available all the time. Buy them fresh and lay them out on the table where your child can easily get them.
Take a trip to the market and show him the different kind of fruits.
Take a trip to the farm and make your child experience the country-side. Have him or her pick fruits, of course, ask permission from the farm owner.
Lastly, eat fruits too, you are the best example your child can have in eating healthy, yummy fruits.