Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some tasty fruits! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing (Eat the carrot, eat green peas) while walking with him….say here we are. This is our kitchen where we will learn more about lemons! Now we are going to open the fridge and get a fresh lemon! Reach out and bring the lemon. Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the lemon in front of the baby to have a closer look at it, also to feel its texture between his hands! Sit next to him. Hold up the lemon and say: “lemon!” Point to the lemon’s peel and say:” Look at the color! Yellow. It’s a yellow lemon. This lemon is yellow” Lemon is a citrus fruit! Smell the lemon and say: Wow! It has a zesty aroma and tangy flavor! Approach the lemon next to the baby’s nose and let him sniff the freshness of the fruit, say:” smell it now, Mmm! lemon smells zesty! “Ask the baby: What did you use to smell, Champ? (Point to baby’s nose)Absolutely true! You used your nose to smell as I did. Smell is the sense that enables one to perceive odors; it depends on the stimulation of sense organs in the nose by small particles carried in inhaled air. It is important also for the enjoyment of food, since flavor is a blend of taste and smell. ! Give the lemon to the baby and say: lemon is rough! Can you feel each dimple on it? Take the baby’s hand; pass it on the lemon and say: Here you are! Experience the rough texture of this lemon! Now, tell me what did you use to feel the rough texture, baby?” That’s right! You used your hand to feel the texture! And more specifically it’s the skin that covers your hands that helps you feel the texture. So our skin is the organ of touch!” The baby will turn the lemon upside down, he will move it from one hand to another, and he may lick it! Say: It tastes zesty! But its flesh has a different flavor! Let’s try it! Slice the lemon into tiny pieces, place them in a bowl, Take a tiny piece and give it to the baby, say: taste it baby and discover the acidic and sour flavor of lemon! Before he puts it in his mouth, the baby will pass it from one hand to another; he may even squish it before eating it. Say: Did you like its sharp and tangy flavor? What did you use to taste, sweetie? Yes! You used your tongue (Point to the baby’s tongue) to taste, and thanks to the taste buds that are found on your tongue and allow you to experience tastes. You did a great job today, baby! Now, it’s time to play!! Put the bowl that contains lemon pieces in front of him and allow him to squish, mix and splash them. Provide the rest time.

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