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 (humpty Dumpty) 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 can find in the fridge! Reach out and bring some green beans ! Hold up the green beans and say :” green beans”! Show them to the baby and say: “ green beans! green beans”!Also known as “snap beans”(since they can be snapped in half with a simple twist of the fingers), these bright green and crunchy beans are picked while still immature and the inner bean is just beginning to form. ( While talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the beans ,put them from one hand to another ,make them accessible and touchable for the baby )! Hold up the beans and say: “green!” Show them to the baby and say: “green! green!” Green beans are green! Whether you eat them raw, steamed or cooked, green beans are a great source of nutrients that help you boost your health. Green beans are excellent sources of “Vitamin K” which speeds up the process of healing any type of injury, improves bone health, also improve “calcium” absorption . The “fiber” content of green beans is very high, and it also provides some of your daily protein requirements. Green beans are rich in ‘Manganese” that helps your body effectively absorb other nutrients such as ”Vitamins B,E” and the mineral ‘Magnesium”. Green beans are packed with ”Vitamin A” that is a powerful ”Antioxident” that help protect you against heart disease, high pressure and cancer. Children and adolescents fall short on “Dietary fiber” and “Potassium”; and older adults do not consume enough folate- rich foods..making green beans an excellent choice. Take the beans 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 green bean next to his nose and say, smell it now, Mmm! Green bean smells fresh ! Touch the baby’s face. Say: cool! Put the baby in the seat. Put some green beans in a bowl in front of the baby. The baby will put both hands in the bowl in order to touch and mix them say: cool and wet!!!! Guide him by playing and mixing the green beans together.( the baby will get excited and he may take a green bean in his hand, approach it to his mouth and start sucking! It’s better to keep an eye on him) Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested. Provide the rest time.
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