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Persian Vegetables Sabzíját va sabzí 🥕

Persian Vegetables Sabzíját va Sabzí

Children love eating and learning the vocabulary to describe healthy foods in Persian is one the easiest and simplest ways to introduce your child to learning Persian via simultaneous acquisition).
Top tips from
Englisi Farsi's 🦚 
Chief enthusiast,
Mona Kiani
Read the Vegetables: Sabzíját book as pre reading
(trying to remember some of your favourite vegetable names in Persian).
Persian vegetables farsi vegetables sabzi sabzijat
In all of these activities you should aim to read and repeat the words that you learnt
with your child in everyday settings. The more often they hear the word the greater the chance of retention and recollection. 

1. Gardening! 🌱 

Read the vegetables book as pre reading
(trying to remember some of your favourite vegetables names in Persian).
My sons favourite were 
Green Beans (lúbíá)
Corn (Zorrat)
Spend the day out doors planting your favourite herbs and veggies in the garden
This can be a wonderful bonding exercise where you water and take care of your veggie patch and watch your beautiful garden grow!
Repeating the words in conversation and discussing the taste, colour and shape of the vegetables we came across and were eating. 

2. Imaginative play 💭 

Set up a play kitchen and set up a tray with cups/plates/play knife
set up the plates and pretend you are cutting up their favourite vegetables.
Hmmmm shomá sabzíját míkháí?
Kúdúm sabzí shomá dúst dárí?
zorrat? YUMMMMM
zorrat che rang eh?
Che shekl haste?

3. Make a Persian Food Recipe 🥘 

Purchase a kid friendly baby knife
ask your child to help you cut the herbs/veggies for a particular dish
Talk about each vegetable, what you like about it and describe its 
shape, colour, texture, taste! 
Then ask them to help add vegetable to the pot for cooking
(with supervision and age/ability dependant).
I found including my children in the preparation of meals helps them eat it!
Núshe ján


4. Music 🎵 🎶 

Music is the greatest tool for memorisation.
I would recommend the 
I generally play this music in the background in the morning
when the kids are playing or having their breakfast


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