Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly- tasty herbs! 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 (twinkle, twinkle, little star) ….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 fridge and get some green herbs! Reach out and bring some fresh green parsley. Say look, parsley. Parsley, this is parsley. . It is green. Green parsley! Look at the color. It is green. Hold a stem facing the baby’s eyes, point to the leaves and say: the bright green leaves of parsley are divided into feather like sections. They have a sharp, peppery taste and pleasant flavor. This herb is very rich in vitamin”K’ that helps building strong bones and preventing heart diseases. Vitamin “C “ that is a powerful anti-inflammatory , and helps functioning the immune system .Finally, parsley is high in vitamin “A” , fiber , magnesium , calcium , and iron. ...In another word Parsley is highly nutritious and healing herb {while talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the fresh leaves, put it from one hand to another, make it accessible and touchable for the baby) you will realize that he is happy to touch these delicate leaves he may even try to catch some leaves between his fingers. Take the stems and touch the baby’s face .Say parsley feels soft and slick. Touch the nose with parsley 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 and put a parsley stem in his hand and with your help approach the stem to his nose. . Say: Smell it now, parsley smells delicious! Let’s touch some stems now, put some stems in front of him and let him mix and play with them Say: they feel wet and smooth, parsley leaves are commonly used as a garnish. Guide him by playing and mixing the stems together. Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested. Provide the rest time.

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