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Cooking for Independence
My students need play items to learn how to safely cook and use kitchen appliances.
"School tomorrow?" Imagine a student who loves school and cannot wait to come back tomorrow. Imagine a student who works diligently despite numerous challenges. Imagine a student who positively affects all the other individuals in the school.
I teach a first grade student with Down syndrome in a self-contained classroom in a small rural school in South Dakota.
My days are filled with infectious laughter, plentiful hugs and contagious smiles. My student needs the proper materials to continue to grow and develop into the amazing young man I know he will become.
The kitchen play set materials are very important for my student's development. Currently, learning to properly cook serves as a dangerous situation due to my student's inexperience with kitchen appliances. A kitchen play set allows my student to safely learn how to navigate the kitchen. The play food allows my student to learn which foods are healthy. He will have numerous opportunities to practice creating healthy meals.
Safely practicing cooking through play items encourages the first step to becoming an independent individual.
Through his experience with the play items, my student will be able to safely navigate a kitchen and independently cook for himself in the future.
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