Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty dried fruits! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing (There are many colored fruits-They are good for you. Prunes are blue, I'll eat a few, raisins are yellow, I'll eat them too) While walking with him. Say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we will try to find some dried fruits to talk about them. Take a prune, yellow raisins and peanuts from the kitchen cabinet and say: “Let’s sit at the table and discover their secrets!” Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the prune, yellow raisins and peanuts in front of him to have a closer look at them, also to feel their textures between his hands! Sit next to the baby; Hold up the prune and say:” we will start with prune”! Show it to the baby and say “prune!” Prunes are actually dried plums! Sweet with a deep taste, pleasant aroma and a sticky chewy texture, prunes are not only fun to eat but they are also highly nutritious. (While talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the fruit) When eaten frequently, prunes contribute to the overall intake of dietary fiber and many important vitamins, minerals and phenolic compounds, which function as antioxidants. Approach the prune next to the baby’s mouth and let him lick it, say: Prunes are sweet!” Now, hold up the raisins and say: “yellow raisins”. Raisins are dried grapes, with dark-color. Raisins getting their color from drying in the sun and golden raisins maintaining a light color due to treatment with sulfur dioxide and indoor drying. These dried fruits are a nutritious source of energy, providing a number of essential nutrients as well as some other health benefits. The health benefits of raisins include relief from constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever. Raisins have also been known to help in attempts to gain weight in a healthy way, as well as its positive impact on eye health, dental care, and bone quality! Put a piece of raisin in the baby’s mouth and say: Raisins are sweet and chewy! Finally, hold up the peanut and say: “peanut!” Delicious, crunchy, and nutty peanuts are one of the popular oil seeds known to humankind since centuries. They are a fleshy fruit containing a nut inside a shell.  The kernels are enriched with many noteworthy health-benefiting nutrients essential for optimum health and wellness. The nuts are also ground into peanut butter, a creamy spread which is popular with people of all ages. Peanuts are high in protein and other nutrients. Peanuts are also a better source of folate, which not only protects against birth defects but also helps build strong bones and provides protection against heart disease and cancer. Approach the peanut next to the baby’s mouth and let him lick it. Say: Peanut tastes nutty!” Say: Hey! We are done! It’s time to play, baby!!!

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