A friend and I were discussing the issue of cursing in front of a child the other day. I mentioned how in a social situation I really need to think before I speak with cursing surprisingly becoming part of everyday language it is easy to slip the odd one. She had a story that really shocked me.
She was in the park and overheard a child asking his mother for an apple, well most of us would be delighted by this want for fruit. But no not this mother. This is what shocked me. The mother yelled at her son, “I’m not going to get you an f*****g apple so stop asking!”
An apple is for health and well being enriched with vitamins A, C and B. This is a piece of fruit to help the fight against disease. Filled with antioxidants to help fight against the cancer forming free radicals in our body from every day stresses.
This piece of fruit is not to be said no to, just as a child is not to be cursed at.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what else can we do with an apple?
· Eat the apple and enjoy together
· Cut the apple into pieces and use to teach counting and fractions
· Get many different apples; feel, smell, taste and talk about the differences
· Cut, grate, stew, mash and peel an apple; feel the different textures
· Have an apple rolling race, red vs. green!
· Place apples in water and use for water-play; dunk, float and swirl the apples
· Blow an apple with a straw vs. blowing a table tennis ball, talk about the different weights
· Cut away part of the core, place a candle in it and practice blowing out
· Play a market game, let your child buy his or her apple with some small change
· Count the alphabet as you turn the stalk – what letter did you get?
I think I might eat an apple now, granny smith is my favourite at the moment.