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Cooking

Here at Dimples we do a cooking class on a Friday with each individual room.
We at dimples realise how much children are learning while they are cooking because they are having so much fun, but the benefits are numerous.

Benefits…

Life Skills

Ability to cook nutritious meals
Understanding of food and kitchen hygiene
Budgeting

Health

Importance of balanced diet
Understanding different diets – coeliacs, vegetarians
Understanding of nutritional value of foods
How to prepare healthy and tasty dishes from fresh ingredients

Maths

Counting
Fractions
Sequencing- what comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Weighing
Measuring
Shapes

Reading

Improving their reading skills
Vocabulary through new words

Science

Discovering food groups
Making predictions
Experimenting
How food grows
How food changes while cooking
Five senses
Sensory exploration-with hands on and feeling the ingredients while cooking

Geography

Multicultural recipes
Countries where foods originate
Funny foods class

Art

Creativity-make their own unique recipes
Cake decoration

Social Skills

Responsibility
Healthy and safety
Food hygiene
Team work
Building self esteem
Share learning with friends and family

Fine motor skills

Chopping, whisking, kneading, pouring, mixing, folding, filleting, boning

Call us to arrange a visit: (01) 295 9829
or Email: dimplescreche@gmail.com