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 (roses are red, violets are blue!,) 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 “zucchini” 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 vegetable and say: ”Zucchini!” A zucchini is an elongated squash with high moisture content. It has dark green skin and pale greenish-white flesh and a core of soft edible seeds. It has a delicate, almost sweet flavor. The delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh of zucchini is a perfect addition to any meal. Zucchini is well known to reduce weight, yet still boosting the nutrient value of your diet. Moreover, it helps to promote eye health, and prevents all the diseases that occur from vitamin C deficiency like scurvy, sclerosis, and easy bruising. It helps to cure asthma and has a high content of vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Zucchini contains significant quantities of potassium, folate, and vitamin A, all of which are important for general good health. Hold up the” zucchini” and say: “Green!” Zucchini is green, it’s a green zucchini! Green is the color of balance and harmony. It is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. Having a personality color green means you are kind, generous and compassionate. A natural peacemaker and a practical, down-to- earth person, with love to nature. Let’s get started, Take the zucchini, give it to the baby and say: Here you are! Experience the soft shell of Zucchini! The baby will take it with both hands stare at it, pass it from one hand to another, turn it upside down, and finally put it in his mouth and start licking or sucking it. Say: Hey! What did you use to feel the softness of zucchini’s skin? Sure, you used your hands to feel the texture. Now, take a bite of the vegetable chew it and say:  zucchini has a delicate flavor, with crunchy consistency!! Give it back to the baby and let him take a little bite of the vegetable, Ask: Did you like it, sweetie? Do you find it bitter or sweet? I think you agree with me it is crunchy with sweet taste! Point to the baby’s mouth and ask: What organ did you use to taste the zucchini? Yes!! You used your tongue to taste! Say: Well done, Champ! You have done good work today…and now it’s time to play, Hooray!!!

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