Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty dried flowers ! 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 ( Mary had a little lamb ) 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 we are going to open the kitchen cabinet to find a fragrant dry flower! Reach out and bring some dried lavender flowers ”. Hold up the dried flowers and say: Lavender! Lavender! This herb has a sweet, floral, herbaceous, and slightly woody scent. Lavender looks amazing, smells great and has numerous uses around the home.(while talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the dried flowers, make them accessible and touchable for the baby ) Lavender flowers are purple! Look at the color purple! purple! Lavender is purple! The oil extracted from lavender are most commonly used in the cosmetics industry. In particular for the production of soaps, perfumes and hair conditioners. Lavender is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce itching, swelling, and redness. The “Vitamin A” in this floral food is excellent for your eye health. This vitamin helps prevent dry eyes and eye infections, It also keeps your skin and mucus membranes healthy. In “aromatherapy” the essential oil of lavender is recommended as a remedy for a range ailments from “Insomnia and anxiety” to “depression and fatigue, stress, nervous tension and anxiety. Bloating and poor digestion can result from an overgrowth of “bad” bacteria(which can happen when you take antibiotic) The “Polyphenols “ in lavender can help reduce the ”bad” bacteria in your gut. Take some dry flowers 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 flowers next to his nose and say , smell it now ,Mmm! Lavender smells soft floral! Touch the baby’s face . Say : It’s dry.! Put the baby in the seat . Put some flowers in a bowl . The baby will directly put his hand in the bowl in order to touch and mix the flowers say : dry ! dry ! Here the baby will start to depend on himself in playing and mixing the flowers together ,he may even put a flower in his mouth (keeping an eye on the baby in this stage is very important) . You will realize that he is mixing the flowers nervously so that he listens to the rustle of the dry flowers.. Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested . Provide the rest time.
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