Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for smelly-tasty vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing :( Mary had a little lamb ) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we always learn something new! Now let’s see what is waiting for you on the table! Point to the table and say: Oh! What a variety of vegetables! Let’s discover their secrets! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the carrot, cucumber, beetroot, and onion in front of the baby to have a closer look at them, also to feel their textures between his hands! Sit next to him. Point to the cucumber and say “cucumber!” Cucumber has dark-green skin, crispy, moisture rich flesh, and small edible seeds concentrated near its core. Cucumber has a refreshing taste and can be easily added to sandwiches or salads to provide extra nutrients and crunchy texture! Cucumber contains” no saturated” fats or “Cholesterol”. Its peel is a good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut. Now, Point to the carrot and say:”Carrot”! Naturally sugary, usually orange color carrot roots have a crunchy texture and sweet and minty aromatic taste. Carrots can be found in other colors including white, yellow, red, or purple. These root vegetables come with wholesome health benefiting compounds such as beta- carotene, vitamin A, minerals and antioxidants in ample amounts. It is the antioxidant “Beta-carotene” that gives carrots their bright orange color and converted into “Vitamin A” that is important for healthy eyes. Then, point to the onion and ask: What would a kitchen be without the distinctively pungent smell and taste of onions filling out the flavors of almost every type of cuisine? The onion is a humble brown, white or red, paper-thin skinned bulb; yet, despite its plain looks, it has an intense flavor. The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity. Moreover, the high content of iron in onion makes it beneficial for the treatment of anemia. Hold up the beetroot and say:” Beetroot!” The beetroot is a firm, clean global shaped vegetable with sweet –earthy taste and tender to eat. It is characterized by dark purple skin and a distinctive purple flesh. Other than a food, beets have used as a food coloring and as a medical plant. Beetroots are of exceptional nutritional value; they are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A. Beetroots can improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. As a conclusion, carrot, cucumber, onion, and beetroot are all vegetables, and all are good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. We have learned a lot today; now it’s time to play, baby! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

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