Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly- tasty spice! 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 sat on a wall ) 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 spice cupboard to find the most expensive pepper! Reach out and bring saffron. Hold up the tiny glass jar, saffron. Show it to the baby and say “saffron! Saffron! It’s saffron”. This spice has a pungent and bitter flavor with a sharp and penetrating odor. It is dark yellow. Look at the color, yellow, yellow. Saffron is yellow. (While talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the yellow powder, make it touchable for the baby). Saffron is used for seasoning and coloring agent in food. It is a good source of minerals. Manganese helps regulate blood sugar and absorb calcium. It also helps form tissues and bones. Vitamin “C” is an infection fighter. Iron purifying your blood, and B6 that helps form red blood cells. Saffron contains an agent called “crocetin “which is helpful in lowering blood pressure. So saffron enables our body to build resistance against a lot of diseases. Take some powder in your finger 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 .Take some saffron in you hand and approach it next to his nose and say , smell it now ,Mmm! Saffron smells spicy ! Take some powder in your fingers and touch the baby’s face. Say: saffron is smooth and light! Put the baby in the seat. Put a little quantity of saffron in a small ball. Take the baby’s hand in your hand and help him touch and mix them say powder! Powder! Saffron is powder. You will realize that he enjoys playing with this light substance. Guide him by playing and mixing this spice together. Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested. Provide the rest time.
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