Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty food! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing (There are many colored foods, they are good for you, boiled carrots are soft I will eat a few, boiled beans are creamy, I will 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 some beans and put them in a plate on the table! 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 dish of boiled beans in front of him to have a closer look at them, also to feel their texture between his hands! Sit next to the baby; Point to the boiled beans and say: beans! They aren’t the dried beans that we used to talk about! These beans are boiled! You can realize their beige color! Point to the beans’ skin and say:” Can you see the beige color of these beans?”Approach the beans to the baby’s nose and say: smell it, baby! Boiled beans smell pungent! What did you use to smell, Champ? (Point to baby’s nose)Absolutely true! You used your nose to smell! So listen, sweetie! Smell is the sense that enables one to perceive odors; it depends on the stimulation of sense organs in the nose by small particles carried in inhaled air! Remember, baby! Boiled beans are delicious, versatile, meatless, high protein food that could almost magically bring you good health, help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and keep your weight in check. Squash a bean! Put some of the creamy flesh in the baby’s mouth and say: Taste it, baby! It has a delicious taste! So baby, what did you use to taste? Great! You used your tongue to taste and thanks to the taste buds that are found on your tongue and allow you to experience tastes! Marvelous!!! Put the boiled beans into a bowl; place it in front of the baby and say: Here you are! Experience the soft texture of these beans! The baby will put both hands in the bowl and start squishing the beans, mixing them, pushing them around, splashing, and finally licking!! Say: Hey! What did you use to feel the delightfully creamy texture of the boiled beans? 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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