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 bright colored vegetable! 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 “radish” 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:”radish!”Radish, that common and crunchy part of your salad, is a root crop, and it is pungent or sweet in taste with a lot of juice. Radishes swollen tap-roots can be globular, tapering or cylindrical. The root skin color ranges from white through pink, red, purple, yellow and green to black but the flesh is usually white. Offering a peppery, satisfying crunch with every bite, radishes have a unique place in the hearts of veggie lovers. Radishes are very good for the liver and stomach, and it acts as a powerful detoxifier too.  That means that it purifies the blood and eliminating toxins and waste. Radishes are a very good source of vitamin C helping to rebuild tissues and blood vessels, and keeping bones and teeth strong. Because radishes are a natural diuretic, they purify the kidney and urinary systems and relieve inflammation. Hold up the pink vegetable; point to its skin and say:” Pink!” This radish is pink! It’s a pink radish!” The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us!. Pink is a sign of hope! It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay! Approach the” radish” to the baby’s nose and say: smell it, baby! Radish smells fresh! What did you use to smell, Champ? (Point to baby’s nose)Absolutely true! You used your nose to smell! So listen, sweetie! Smell is the sense that enables one to perceive odors; it . Hold up the pink vegetable; point to its skin and say:” Pink!” This radish is pink! It’s a pink radish!” The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us! depends on the stimulation of sense organs in the nose by small particles carried in inhaled air! Put a tiny piece of “radish” in the baby’s mouth and say: Taste it, baby! It is crunchy with spicy taste! So baby, what did you use to taste? Great! You used your tongue to taste and thanks to the taste buds that are found on your tongue and allow you to experience tastes! Marvelous! Place the “radish” in front of the baby and say: Here you are! Experience the firm texture of this vegetable! Take his hand and pass it slowly on the vegetable and say: Hey! What did you use to feel the firm texture of radish? Sure, you used your hands 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!” That’s great, Champ!! Say: What a day! You had fun smelling, tasting and touching. Since you have enjoyed this activity, baby, you deserve some rest now! Oops!!

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