Today at 5pm spring began! We are very happy because we love this time of year. The good weather invites us to leave the house and enjoy life in the great outdoors. It seems to be the best time to get ourselves into sports and do a little exercise; the cold makes us so lazy. It is also an ideal time for children to stimulate their creativity and develop their senses.
The other day I went to visit some friends I had not seen for some time. Work, family and obligations and can sometimes make it so that we can’t devote as much time as we’d like to our friends.
We were at their house and they surprised us with vegetable paella which was delicious. When we were at the table I noticed that her son’s plate only had rice on it, it didn’t have a single piece of vegetable, and then I said to the child: What happened to your plate that it has so few colours? And he answered in a way that left me speechless: “I don’t like the green.”
The imagination of children is wonderful and their ability to associate ideas is no less interesting. When they see broccoli on the plate, some kids just have fun with the idea that they are eating delicious little trees. Others, however, reject all green vegetables both actively and passively, which is a real headache for parents.
But one thing that is clear: its attractive shape makes broccoli one of the first vegetables that children recognize and remember.