Why is cooking important?
cooking + social skills for individuals with Asperger's Whether you find cooking daunting or therapeutic, there’s no doubt that a number of skills go into preparing a delicious meal. Fine motor skills are key for peeling, chopping, stirring, and flipping. Time management helps to get those sides on the table, hot, at the same time. Organization allows you to follow the recipe in a way that creates the meal you originally set out to make. With all of
On Monday night, The Creative Kitchen launched its fall cooking class for young adults. With a colorful array of veggies, participants practiced important knife skills, laying the foundation for confidence in the kitchen. It's easy to feel intimidate by a large chef's knife when using one for the first time. A combination of focus and fine motor skills are very important to working safely while chopping up ingredients. Last night we practiced chopping and slicing carrots, bel
It's that time of year again. Schools are winding down just as quickly as the temperature is rising. It's summertime! What do you have planned this summer to keep your kids active and learning outside of the classroom? For children with Asperger's it can be a challenge to stay active and engaged with their social community without the consistency of school. Summer camps can be a great option, allowing your child to go away and have fun with new experiences away from home. But