Kitchen time

Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and see what is waiting for us there! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Sing (There are many colored fruits-They are good for you. apples are red, I'll eat a few, bananas and pears are yellow, I'll eat them too ). Say here we are. This is our kitchen where we will find… Oops!!Look at the table! There is a bowl of rice on one side of the table! But what about the five bottles on the other side of the table? Say: We will sniff these bottles in order to distinguish among their smells! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table and near the bottles. Open the fridge and bring a cucumber. Take a banana and a pear from the fruit bowl, and sit next to the baby! Put the fruits and cucumber next to the bowl of rice. Say: Do you know what makes the smell? All smells are made of molecules. Something has a smell when some of the molecules leaving it go up your nose, and interact with molecules in your nose!” Let’s start using our noses”. Open the first bottle, sniff it and say:”basil”! Approach the bottle next to the baby’s nose and say: smell it now, Mmm! Basil smells like licorice. Put the bottle aside. Open the second bottle, sniff it and say: Wow! Anise! Approach the bottle next to his nose and say: smell it now, “anise” is delicately sweet! It is very aromatic! Put it aside and open the third bottle sniff it and say: Hey! It’s mint! Approach the bottle next to his nose and say: smell it now, Mmm! Mint has a strong distinct flavor. Put the mint beside the previous bottles. Open the forth bottle, sniff it and say: It smells great! It’s “lavender”! Approach the bottle next to the baby’s nose and say: smell it now, “lavender” has a sweet, floral, and slightly woody scent. Put the lavender beside the previous bottles. Open the fifth bottle, sniff it and say: It smells marvelous! Rose water! What a smell! Approach the bottle next to the baby’s nose and say: smell it now, “rose water” is highly aromatic and have a sweet flavor! Put the last bottle beside the previous bottles! Say: Your nose did a perfect job today! Now , you will use your tongue to explore different textures with a variety of soft fruits, , vegetables, and rice! Let’s start with rice! Press two grains of rice. Put the rice in the baby’s mouth and say: Taste it baby. Rice tastes bland! Did you like rice? Peel the cucumber. Approach the cucumber to the baby’s mouth and say: Lick it sweetie! Cucumber has a refreshing flavor. Do you agree? Peel the banana and squish a little piece. Put the squished piece in the baby’s mouth, and say: Taste it baby! Mmm.. It tastes delicious and sweet! Now, we will cut this pear and taste it. Put a tiny piece of pear in the baby’s mouth and say: Taste this ripe fruit! Yummy! Pear is juicy and sweet! Finally, cut a tiny slice of the apple. Approach the slice next to his mouth and say: Lick it, sweetheart; apple is tasty, sweet and juicy. Say: So, baby as we have experienced that the senses of smell (point to your nose) and taste (pull your tongue out of your mouth and point to it) are very closely connected. Like taste, our sense of smell is also closely linked to our emotions. This is because both senses are connected to the involuntary nervous system.

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