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 “turnip” 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:”turnip!” The turnips are tuberous root vegetables. They are mostly round and white-skinned apart from the upper part which is purple, red, or greenish. The interior flesh is entirely white. The taproot is thin. Turnips have pungent flavor similar to raw cabbage or radish. Their slightly bitter flavor is delicious.  Fresh turnips are one of the popular root vegetables notably rich in vitamin-C, an antioxidant vitamin that contributes to the health of your bones and skin. The tuber, and its top greens boost your intake of vitamins B-2, B-3, B-9, E and K. It also contains the minerals magnesium and potassium, both essential to muscle function, as well as phosphorus and zinc. Hold up the” turnip” and say: ”purple!” Turnip is purple! It’s a purple turnip! Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. With a personality color purple you like to have the best of everything, so you aim high. Being the free spirit you are, you love to travel to experience different cultures and meet new people. You are a visionary, with high ambitions, dreams and desires, and a compulsion to help humanity and to improve the planet earth. Take the turnip, give it to the baby and say: Here you are! Experience the tough texture of turnip! 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 nibbling it. Say: Hey! What did you use to feel the toughness of turnip’s skin? Sure, you used your hands to feel the texture. Now, take a bite of the vegetable chew it and say:  turnip has a slightly bitter 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 a bitter taste! Point to the baby’s mouth and ask: What organ did you use to taste the turnip? 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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