Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly- tasty legumes! 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 :(if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands) 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 dry food we can find in the kitchen cupboard! Reach out and bring a handful of coconut flakes! Hold up the flakes and say:” coconut flakes”! Show it to the baby and say: “Coconut flakes! Coconut flakes! These delicious, chewy slivers of coconut have a fine, oily aroma and a tender, sweet, nutty flavor. Hold up the flakes and say: “white!” Show them to the baby and say: “white! White!” these coconut flakes are white! (While talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the legumes, put them from one hand to another, make them accessible and touchable for the baby (Watch out! The baby may take some flakes and try to put them in his mouth). Coconut contains the health-giving”Lauric- acid”. This “Lauric acid” found in breast milk. It has antimicrobial and anti-viral properties, which have been shown to destroy many types of bacteria, viruses and fungus. Coconut contains “protein” that rebuilds cells and helps you maintain healthy tissues and muscles; It is a good source of “iron” which is crucial for the formation of hemoglobin that is responsible for getting oxygen to each part of your body. ”Zinc” is an essential mineral to the strength and health of the immune system, and it plays a critical role in wound heeling. The ”fat” content is the reason for the high calorie count in coconut. This saturated fat raises both ”good and bad cholesterol” that may increase the risk of heart disease. Whether you eat them as a snack or mix them with oatmeal. Coconut flakes should be eaten in moderation. Take the dry 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, feet . Put the baby in the sea . Approach the beans next to his nose and say , smell it now ,hey! Coconut flakes smells oily! Touch the baby’s face . Say : smooth ! Put the baby in the seat . Put the flakes 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 : soft and silky !! Guide him by playing and mixing the flakes together. (The baby will get excited especially when he feels the tenderness of the flakes and try to put some in his mouth, (Your supervision is very important in this stage)) Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested . Provide the rest time.

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