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. carrots are orange, I'll eat a few, boiled carrots are soft, I'll eat them too) While walking with him. Say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we will try to learn something new! I have already boiled a carrot and put it on the table! Say: “Let’s sit at the table and discover its secret!” Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the dish of the boiled carrot in front of him to have a closer look at it, also to feel its texture between his hands! Sit next to the baby; Point to the boiled carrot and say: Carrot! It isn’t the raw carrot that we used to talk about! This carrot is boiled! You can realize its faint color! Point to the carrot’s skin and say:” Can you see the faint orange color of this carrot?”Approach the carrot to the baby’s nose and say: smell it, baby! Boiled carrot smells earthy! What did you use to smell, Champ? (Point to baby’s nose)Absolutely true! You used your nose to smell! So listen, sweetie! This carrot lost its fresh smell after boiling! Slice the carrot and put a tiny piece in the baby’s mouth and say: It has a mild sweet taste! But what is missing from a boiled carrot is the crunch! The sound of crunching while eating enhances our perception of freshness, irrespective of taste! And our teeth and jaws appreciate foods that allow them to do some mighty chomping once in a while! In addition, the way we chew soft, boiled carrots will cause different flavors to be released, there are more sugars in a raw carrot than in a boiled carrot, which will have leaked sweetness into the boiling! Put the sliced carrot into a bowl; place it in front of the baby and say: Here you are! Experience the soft texture of these slices, now! The baby will put both hands in the bowl and start squishing the slices, mixing them, pushing them around, splashing, licking, and finally tasting!! Say: Hey! What did you use to feel the soft texture of the boiled carrot? Sure, you used your hands 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!” That’s great, Champ!! Say: What a day! You had fun smelling, tasting and touching. Since you have enjoyed this activity, baby, you deserve some rest now! Oops!!!
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