Did you know that cooking with your child is a natural way for them to develop motor skills? For children with special needs, cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, put basic academic skills to use in a functional way, and an opportunity to learn how to eat healthy. 🍎🥕
Cooking activities are ideal for children because all their senses are stimulated. When a child’s senses are engaged as they are during cooking experiences, learning becomes meaningful and memorable.
Cooking is a multi-sensory experience. They learn by touching, tasting, seeing, feeling, and listening. Children who have sensory processing challenges can benefit greatly from the smells, textures and tastes involved with the cooking process. Rolling, mashing and kneading are all activities that are involved with cooking and baking, and may help children stay focused on the task.
These experiences also build children’s knowledge and skills in science, math, reading, and communication. Cooking can be thought of as science experiments that children can eat. When cooking, they have the opportunity to observe changes in food ingredients. They learn about temperature (hot and cold), floating, sinking, dissolving, melting, and freezing. During the cooking process, they learn math skills such as counting, measuring, and following directions. Simple concepts about quantity are learned, and conversations about colour, texture, shape, and sizes frequently occur. Cooking also involves reading and communicating. Children’s vocabulary is enriched as they learn new terms in recipes, such as stir, blend, slice, shred, and freeze.
All our cookery lessons are carefully planned, each child will be able to help in at least one area of the entire process and be a part! In Captain Panda EIC, we believe that no child should be left out in any activities given any disabilities. At the end of the day, they are able to bring something back to share with his/her family that will really boost their self-esteem and confidence. It also creates an opportunity for the child to retell the sequence of events in class to family members.
We are thrilled and excited for our upcoming cookery class! :)
Together, we will make a difference. 🤝
Have a blessed week!
We are now open for visitation & trial classes will commence on 19 June onwards. Suitable for young children from 18 months to 7 years old. 🤗
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