Kitchen time

Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun .Sing (if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands,) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we can learn more and more nutrition lessons! Now we are going to the table where I have already placed a new kind of vegetables! 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 “cob of corn” 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 cob of corn and say: ”Corn!” Hold up the” cob of corn” and say: “Yellow! Corn is yellow, it’s a yellow corn!”  Corn is a special maize variety in which its tender, delicious seeds eaten as a vegetable.  Corn grows in "ears," each of which is covered in rows of kernels that are then protected by the silk-like threads called "corn silk" and encased in a husk. Corn is a "snack" food that comes in the form of popcorn and corn chips. Corn is one of the most popular and versatile vegetables, it is also a good source of several nutrients. Corn not only provides the necessary calories for healthy, daily metabolism, but is also a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and many minerals. Its high fiber content ensures that it plays a significant role in the prevention of digestive ailments like constipation. The antioxidants present in corn also act as anti-carcinogenic agents and prevent Alzheimer’s disease! Smell the corn and say: “Wow! It has a fresh aroma!” Approach the cob next to the baby’s nose and let him sniff the freshness of the corn, say:” smell it now, Mmm! corn smells fresh! “Ask the baby: What did you use to smell, Champ? (Point to baby’s nose)Absolutely true! You used your nose to smell as I did. 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. It is important also for the enjoyment of food, since flavor is a blend of taste and smell! Give the corn to the baby and say: corn is firm and plump! Here you are! Experience the firm texture of the cob! Now, tell me what did you use to feel the rough texture, baby?” That’s right! You used your hand 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!” You did a great job today, baby! Now, it’s time to play!!

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