Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty vegetables ! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Hold the baby gently under his arms and tenderly swing/walk/carry him to the kitchen. Make the walk fun .Sing (Baa-Baa black sheep, have you any wool?) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we can see food and drinks, learn to cook, and eat Yummy food! We can learn nutrition too! Now let’s see what kind of green leaves we will find in our fridge! Reach out and bring some spinach leaves! Hold up the leaves and say :” spinach”! Show it to the baby and say “ Spinach! Spinach!” Spinach is a tender heavily wrinkled, jade green leaves, with a delicate texture. Spinach has a slightly sweet taste, while its flavor becomes acidic and robust when it is cooked.( While talking to the baby keep passing his hands on the vegetable ,put it from one hand to another ,make it accessible and touchable for the baby ) Hold up the leaves and say:” green!” show it to the baby and say:”green! green!” “Spinach is green!”Spinach is plentiful in natural anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins that help prevent (weakness of bones), and iron deficiency anemia. Spinach is high in “Vitamin A”, that is necessary of healthy vision, immune function and skin and bones health. ”Vitamin K”, which is important for proper blood clotting. “Folate” is a vitamin that is especially important for women of childbearing age, because it helps to prevent neural tube defects in developing babies. Spinach is one of the best sources of “dietary potassium and magnesium, two important electrolytes necessary for maintaining human health! Without sufficient” Iron”, your body can not produce enough hemoglobin. Eating iron-rich foods like spinach is important for those at risk of “anemia”. So as you see, eating spinach is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones, as well as helping digestion, lowering the risk for heart diseases and improving blood control in diabetes. Take the spinach leaves in your hand and touch the baby’s nose and say: nose! Touch the other parts of the face commenting on them: head, forehead, brows, eyes, hands, fingers, chest, tummy, waist, legs, feet . Put the baby in the seat . Approach the leaves next to his nose and say: smell it now ,hey!! Spinach smells fresh!! Touch the baby’s face . Say : textured ! Put the baby in the seat . Put the leaves in a bowl in front of the baby . The baby will put his hand in the bowl in order to touch and mix them say : wet and textured ! Guide him by playing and mixing the leaves together.( the baby will get excited and start shouting of joy while playing especially when he feels the wet texture of the spinach leaves, now he will try to put a piece of the leaf in his mouth, so always supervise the baby while eating to make sure that he is safe!) Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested . Provide the rest time .
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