Making pudding, can teach Daryl a lot. There’s a sequence to be followed. Get the materials, prepare the work space and review the directions.
He’ll learn about measuring, how to handle the carton of milk, the kind of pan to use, the amount of heat necessary to bring the milk to a boil and how to move the cooked pudding to a dish.
Wow! Look at the amount of learning that goes on in this simple process. It’s experiential in nature, so he’ll learn quickly. Daryl will learn a wide variety of adaptive skills that allow him to be independent.
A benefit to making simple foods is that parents spend fun time with kids and the results are delicious. Daryl sees the result and there’s no question he was competent.
This authentic success is powerful because Daryl sees it for himself. He doesn’t have to be convinced by adults that he’s capable.
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