Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for smelly-tasty green vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing :( here we go looby loo,) 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 green vegetables! Let’s discover their secrets! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put squash, cilantro, and baakle 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 baakle and say: Baakle! It is a weedy summer annual species that is abundant throughout the world lawns. Baakle is edible, with a sweet, yet acid like flavor. An excellent crunchy salad plant; It has smooth, reddish, mostly prostrate stems and alternate leaves clustered at stem joints and ends. It tops the list of plants high in vitamin E and an essential omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).Baakle provides six times more vitamin E than spinach and seven times more beta carotene than carrots. It’s also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium and phosphorus. Now, Approach the squash next to him and say: “Squash”! The delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh of squash is a perfect addition to any meal. Squash has soft seeds and thin, edible skin, and tender flesh with high water content. This fruit has light green color (point to the light green skin) and a similar shape to a ridged cucumber. Squash has high amounts of vitamins A and C. In addition to mineral content that includes potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium. It is also a good source of fiber. Finally, Put the cilantro next to the baby and say: “Cilantro!” Cilantro is a leafy green herb with a pungent, herbaceous flavor and distinct fragrance .It has dark green, hairless, soft leaves that vary in shape. Point to the parts of the plant during explanation. Notice that the baby follows your finger’s movements). Cilantro is considered both an herb and a spice since both its leaves and seeds are used as a seasoning condiment! This herb is a good source of minerals like: Potassium, iron, and manganese! Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for “Vitamin K “that has a potential role in bone mass. So as you see baby, the colors of these vegetables range from light to dark green! Baakle has the lightest green color, then; “squash” is a bit dark. Finally comes” cilantro” with the darkest green color. Say: We have done great work, baby. Let’s take some rest now!!

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