This printable star chart is great way of encouraging your child to try new things. It will help them to extend their knowledge and understanding of the world around them as they learn a new skill, try a new food, experiment with new sounds and textures etc. There are stickers to print out which can be added to the chart when they have tried something new.
How to extend the magic
Why not try something new yourself? It could be the motivator to get your child to try something unfamiliar. You could try a new recipe together. Pick some ingredients you wouldn't normally use and have a tasting session afterwards. You could create a star chart for yourself and stick it up alongside your child's chart. They will probably want to earn more stickers than you - the competitive element might well spur them on!