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The local community fundraised to get a new kitchen for Kidsfirst Rutland St.
The children are loving cooking in it, and learning from the experience.
THE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Cooking is not just something our kindergartens do for fun. It is a very valuable teaching and learning experience.
Any activity such as this provides the opportunity to look at several different aspects that can help a child's overall development.
There's the opportunity to take any interest or participation into other areas (such as where the ingredients come from, the science or dietary considerations). This can lead onto other educational opportunities.
There's a definite social aspect that involves sharing, co-operation and working together to achieve something. Plus the confidence that can often result from a sense of achievement. This can lead into a feeling of community and involvement.
Then there are the physical skills that develop with supervised activity.
Numeracy is another. When you need to measure it helps your skills in this area. How many eggs? Is that the right amount?
These are a few of the many different aspects that come out of what can seem like a simple task...
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