Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some special foods! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun .Sing (I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we are going to learn something new! I have boiled some potatoes and put them on the table in order to describe them, and then describe their texture and flavor! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Approach the boiled potatoes and put them in front of the baby to have a closer look at them, also to feel their texture between his hands! Sit next to the baby; Point to them and say: “boiled potatoes!” Generally, we boil potatoes when we plan to mash them or toss them into a salad! Hold up a potato and say: Unpeeled boiled potato is rich in B-complex vitamins, which help your body form blood cells and make energy from the protein, carbohydrates and fat from the food you eat! A boiled potato provides more than half of the vitamin B-6 you need each day. It is also high in vitamin C, giving you one-half of your daily requirements for that nutrient! A peeled boiled potato loses half of its vitamin C content. Contrary to popular belief, potatoes are not inherently fattening! If you add butter or sour cream to potatoes, you increase the numbers of calories and fat grams significantly, so if you are trying to lose weight, season them with herbs! Give a potato to the baby and say: Look at the potato, baby! It’s slightly flattened oval, light brown, netted skin. Ask: Do you feel its texture? Take the baby’s hand and pass it on the potato and say:”Tender and moist skin! Do you feel its tenderness, baby?” Ask: What did you use to feel the tender texture?” “ That’s right! You used your hands to feel the texture! And more specifically it’s the skin that covers our hands that helps us feel the texture. So our skin is the organ of touch!” The baby will turn the potato upside down, he will move it from one hand to another, and he may squeeze it! If so, allow him to taste a tiny bit of the fluffy flesh! Ask: Is it delicious, sweetie? Is it chewy? Let him nibble on the flesh and say: Yummy! What a delicate flavor! Boiled potato has a sweet and creamy taste in mouth! Do you like it, sweetheart? Ask: By the way, what did you use to taste this potato? Aha!! You used your tongue to taste it! So don’t forget that the tongue is the main sensory organ of the taste sense. Listen baby! We have learned a lot today! Now, it’s time to take some rest after this interesting activity….
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