As our daughter grows we teach her colors, one of the best ways is to use a rainbow.
Mnemonics is always helpful to learn many things, including rainbow colors:
|Rodolfo Narizotas Amó de Verdad a Azucena el Año que la Vió||Каждый Охотник Желает Знать Где Сидит Фазан (lit: each hunter wants to know where pheasant sits)||Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain|
or you can also use songs/nursery rhymes:
|Pintaré Un arco iris de energía Por dejar el mundo lleno de alegría Si esta feo o dividido Va a quedar tan colorido Lo que vale en esta vida es ser feliz Con azul voy a lograr tranquilidad El naranja es buen color para amistad Con el verde tengo la esperanza Que existe en esta tierra mansa De pintar el cielo entero color amor El amarillo usa brillo, es especial, Hecho sol tiene su lugar Entre toda la gente Violeta es más que una flor Que va a perfumar, Rojo intenso y a completar Mi arco iris de amor El color para mí Es la magía que todo ilumina El color para mí És la fiesta que nunca termina Arco Iris (by Michael Sullivan, Paulo Massadas, Ana Penido )||Радуга-дуга,Не давай дождя, Давай солнышка, Колоколнышка! Чтобы деткам погулять, Чтоб теляткам поскакать, Нужно солнышко, Колоколнышко!||Red and yellow and pink and green, Purple and orange and blue, I can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow too!Listen to your heart, Listen to your heart, And sing everything you feel, I can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow too|
|I will paint a rainbow filled with energy It will arch in the big sky for all to see If we’re seperate or divided We’ll have colors to unite us We can blend into a perfect harmony When I paint with blue, i get tranquillity I spread orange for friendships across the sea With the deepest green we find the answers T o the questions that children ask us So together we can be one color Love Yellow so bright, it became the sun Violet, dark and beautiful All the colors are in a rainbow Red, so intense, very mystical Purple glows, very magical it’s complete, it’s a rainbow of love All the colors we need So we make up a rainbow of people All the colors indeed And we make up a rainbow of people||Rainbow arc, Do not let rain,Give sunFor kids to walk and Calves to jump Sun is necessary!|
However with food you can teach your children everyday all the rainbow colors, mentioning how healthy it is and it also helps to help with children who picky eaters (so says Jessica Alba in her interview):
and create a rainbow menu:
Cooking together dishes from what grows in your heritage country.
Here are a few rainbow-inspired dishes that are culture-related to Spain and Russia, all of them are really fast to make (less than 30 min) :
Another Russian popular dish, but perhaps not well-known is okroshka, you can cook it with or without beets. At home we like to make both versions.
Spain is famous for tapas. One of its types is pincho, basically its a small snack on a toothpick or a skewer.
Use your imagination to make veggie
or fruit skewers:
or refreshing rainbow sangria:
Just go out to your nearest market and you can combine a rainbow in your kitchen, have a look at Emily Blincoe pics:
Our daughter is only 12 months and so far she is only learning colors as well as cooking by observation:
Part of my family is Azeri and my mom and granny made stuffed tomatoes,peppers and eggplants. I just added more veggies for the decoration:
Filling= onion+garlic+ground beef+tomato sauce
Decorations=red+yellow+orange bell peppers, broccoli
Suggested Decorations(use your imagination to add more)= red/green/yellow bell pepper, white/purple cauliflower purple potatoes, green/yellow zucchini,broccoli, red onion,red/yellow cherri tomatoes, parsley/dill
While creating delicious bites for the family you can go over lots of vocabulary of how tasty, sweet, sour, chewy, crispy, creamy, greasy (ect) and how messy the kitchen turns out to be in the process 🙂 while you connect with your heritage culture via food and language naturally being involved in the process of family cooking.