Kitchen time

Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty fruit ! 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 (if you’re happy and you know it) 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 let’s see what kind of fruit we will find in the fruit bowl on the counter top! Reach out and bring a some blueberries ! Hold up the fruit and say :” blueberry”! Show it to the baby and say “ blueberry! blueberry!” .Plump, sweet, with vibrant colors ranging from blue to deep blue and highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom ,blueberries are one of nature’s great treasure! ( 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) Hold up the fruit and say:”blue!” show it to the baby and say:”blue! blue! ”blueberries are blue!” Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. Blueberries ”Antioxidants” have potential benefits for the nervous system and for brain health. With their powerful antioxidant protection, blueberries can improve nighttime vision and promote quicker adjustment to darkness. Blueberries are low in fat and full of dietary fiber that helps keep the body regular, the heart healthy and cholesterol in check! Blueberries are packed with “Vitamin C” that helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries and a healthy immune system. They are an excellent source of ‘Manganese” which plays an important role in bone development and in converting protein, carbohydrates and fats into energy! So as you can see that Blueberries are very beneficial for your brain, immune system, bones and heart. Take a blueberry 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 blueberry next to his nose and say: smell it now ,Mmm! Blueberry is delicious!! Touch the baby’s face . Say : soft ! Put the baby in the seat . Take some blueberries in your hand and put them in a bowl in front of the baby. The baby will put his hand in the bowl and start touch and mix them, say : juicy and fleshy ! Let him play with berries and mix them together. He will surely squish these fleshy fruits( the baby will get excited and interested while playing especially when he feels the texture of the berries, he will try to put a smashed small piece in his mouth in order to taste it, so you have to keep an eye on him!) Let him do it by himself until he gets tired or not interested . Provide the rest time .

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