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, apricots are orange, 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 and a dried apricot from the kitchen cabinet, 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 and dried apricot 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!” Look at the color, baby!” Prunes are dark blue! They have dark blue color! Now, hold up the apricot and say: “dried apricot”. Apricots have long been recognized as one of the better foods that provide a good supply of nutrients for a healthy body as well as combat illnesses. However, did you know that dried apricots carry more benefits than fresh apricots? Dried apricots are a type of traditional dried fruit. When treated with sulfur dioxide , the color is vivid orange. Organic fruit not treated with sulfur vapor is darker in color and has a coarser texture. Dried apricot has sweet taste with moist texture and flavorful scent. These vibrant fruits are packed with fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium for a healthy snack. Approach the prune next to the baby’s mouth and let him lick it, say: Yummy!! Apricots are moist and sweet!” Look at the color, baby!” Apricots are orange! They have orange color! Hold up both dried fruits, start with prune approach it near the baby’s eyes, say:” Look at the prune, baby! It has dark blue color! Now look at the apricot! Ask: Does it have the same color? No! Its color is totally different! Dried apricot is orange! As a conclusion, just as dried apricots are dehydrated fresh apricots, prunes are the result of drying fresh plums. Dried apricots and prunes provide higher levels of most nutrients than their fresh counterparts. Say: Hey! We are done! It’s time to play, baby!!!

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