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 (I love you ,you love me,) 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 vegetable we will find in our fridge! Reach out and bring a carrot! Hold up the carrot and say:”carrot!” Show it to the baby and say:”carrot! Carrot!”. Naturally sugary, usually orange color carrot roots have a crunchy texture and sweet and minty aromatic taste. Carrots can be found in other colors including white, yellow, red, or purple. (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 carrot and say:”orange! Orange!” show it to the baby and say:”carrot is orange”. These root vegetables come with wholesome health benefiting compounds such as beta-carotene, vitamin A, minerals and antioxidants in ample amounts. It is the antioxidant “Beta-carotene” that gives carrots their bright orange color and converted into “Vitamin A” that is important for healthy eyes. Carrots reduce the risk of many types of cancer due to its anticancer properties. The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels to prevent heart disease. The fiber present in carrots helps clean out the colon and hasten waste movement. Carrots are rich in “Vitamin C” which stimulate the activity of the white blood cells and is one of the important elements in the immune system. Finally carrots are great for your dental health as they kill harmful germs in the mouth and prevent tooth decay. In another word, you should eat carrots because they are a rich source of nutrients that can promote better health and prevent a number of serious medical problems. Take the carrot 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, and feet. Put the baby in the seat. Approach the carrot next to his nose and say: smell it now, Mmm!! Carrot smells savory! Touch the baby’s face . Say: firm! Put the baby in the seat. Cut the carrot into thick circles and put them 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 firm! Guide him by playing and mixing the pieces together. ( the baby will get excited and start yelling while playing especially when he feels the wet texture of the carrot now he will try to put a piece of carrot in his mouth in order to suck it, 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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