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 vegetables! Let’s discover their secrets! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the iceberg, purple cabbage, and lettuce 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 lettuce and say: We will start with lettuce! Lettuce is a deep green leafy vegetable. It has long leaves with a crisp texture and deep taste. When these leaves are broken ( brake a lettuce leaf,” if possible, show him a drop of the milky liquid”, and let the baby smell and lick it) they secrete white milky liquid which is bitter in taste. Its leaves are one of the incredible sources of essential nutrients that benefit health. Now, hold up the iceberg and say:” iceberg! “Iceberg lettuce is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves which grows in a spherical head resembling cabbage. Iceberg lettuce has a mild flavor and firm, crunchy texture, making it a good choice for salads and sandwiches. When used in combination with other varieties of lettuce, iceberg lettuce will contribute a pleasant crunch to salads.Moreover, its uniform, pale-green leaves make iceberg lettuce a good choice for sandwiches. Iceberg lettuce has high water content and is very low in calories. However, it has relatively low amounts of nutrients. It is considered that, owing to the folate content, iceberg lettuce helps in fighting heart diseases and strokes. Hold up the cabbage and say: “Purple cabbage!” Purple cabbage, more commonly known as red cabbage, is a colorful variety from the brassica family. A red or purplish cabbage is more mild and sweet flavored than other cabbage. It has a round, solid head and is popular for adding color to salads and stir-fries. The leaves on the purple cabbage are tougher than those on the green cabbage because of its longer maturity time. Purple cabbage has a relatively high ratio of nutrients and vitamins to calories and fat, which makes it an ideal choice for dieters. It is common in salads, coleslaw, braised dishes and pickled treats. As a conclusion, lettuce, iceberg, and purple cabbage are leafy vegetables with almost same health benefits! Marvelous! You have learned a lot today! Now it’s time to take some rest!

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