Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty kinds of foods ! 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 (row , row ,row your boat) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we will find one vegetable and one fruit and talk about them. Open the fridge and bring a “cucumber” and an ”avocado” Hold up the cucumber and say: “cucumber” show it to the baby and say: “cucumber”! Cucumber is one of the most popular salad vegetables. It is prized for its refreshing flavor and moisture rich flesh. ( 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 ).Cucumbers are low in potassium, sugar and fiber. Cucumbers are rich in two of the most elements needed in healthy digestion “Water and Fiber”. Their health benefits are: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, strengthen your bones, and prevent constipation. Now..Hold up the avocado and say: Meanwhile “avocado is known for its silky, creamy texture and rich flavors. They owe their creamy texture to their high fat content. Avocados are high in potassium, sugar and fiber. The important health benefits of avocados are: Heart Care, boost immunity, improve eye vision and maintains healthy cholesterol level. Both, avocado and cucumber are rich source of all essential vitamins. They can be used in our daily diets for caring and preventing some common diseases and illnesses. Cucumber and avocado are considered fruits because they contain seeds. And both can be used in salads. Take the cucumber in your hand and touch the baby’s nose and say: nose! Put the baby in the seat. Approach the cucumber next to his nose and say: smell it now ,Mmm! Cucumber smells fresh ! Touch the baby’s face . Say : hard ! Now, approach the avocado next to his nose and say: smell the avocado now, Mmm! Avocado smells delicious. Touch the baby’s face. Say: bumpy ! Cut the cucumber into small circles and put them in a bowl and cut the avocado into slices and put them in another bowl. Allow the baby to put his hand in the bowl in order to touch and mix them say : wet and sweaty ! Guide him by playing and mixing the pieces together. Take the first bowl away and replace it with the bowl of avocado and repeat the same procedures, Say: avocado is creamy and squishy! .. Let him play by himself until he gets tired or not interested . Provide the rest time .
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