Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly- tasty fruits! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Hold the baby gently under his arms and tenderly swing/walk/carry him to the kitchen. Make the walk fun .Sing (The alphabet song…a,b,c,d,e,f,g,… )While walking with him. Say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we can see food and drinks, learn to cook, and eat yummy food! We can learn nutrition too! Now we are going to open the fridge to find “the king of all fruits”! Reach out and bring red apple. Hold up the apple and say: red apple! Show it to the baby and say “apple, apple”. Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. This fruit has so many virtues. An apple is beautiful, tasty and has a fine fragrance..Apple fruit is oval ,its outer peel is red. (While talking to the baby, keep passing his hands on the fruit, put it from one hand to another, make it accessible and touchable for the baby) This apple is red. Look at the color, red, and red! Apple is red! Apple is a good source of soluble fiber that helps prevent heart disease, and insoluble fiber, which provides bulk in intestinal tract .The bulk, holds water that cleanses and moves food quickly through the digestive system. It contains heart-healthy potassium, and B- complex vitamins. Apple is also loaded with “Vitamin C”. This delicious fruit is packed with rich “ phyto-nutrients “ that is dispensable for optimal health . Certain antioxidants in apple have several health promoting and disease prevention properties .Take the apple in your hand and touch the baby’s nose and say: nose .Touch the other parts of the face commenting on them: head, forehead, brows, eyes, hands, fingers, chest, tummy, waist, legs, feet. Put the baby in the seat. Approach the apple next to his nose and say, smell it now, Mmm! Apple smells delicious! Touch the baby’s face. Say: It’s slippery! Put the baby in the seat. Cut the apple into slices and put them in a bowl. Take the baby’s hand in your hand and help him touch and mix them say: juicy! Juicy! Guide him by playing and mixing the slices together. (The baby will take a slice in his hand and approach it to his mouth, he may start sucking it) Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested. Provide the rest time.
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