Looking for some family bonding, a creative party idea, or want to improve you or your children’s domestic prowess in the kitchen? Go to The Cookery!
Our playgroup had our christmas party at The Cookery yesterday. At first, my boys were like…”What? Cooking? That does not sound like fun.” But, they loved the class! They were taught how to make sushi, katsudon, and shrimp tempura.
All the homeschool kids got really into it, digging their hands into the rice and rolling it in the nori. They pounded and battered their pork chops, mixed the ingredients for the sauces, cut and platted the food, and they fried their tempura.
Personally, I think the greater lessons for the kids were learning to listen to chef Rheene Sy and her team give instructions; taking turns with one another; using their creativity to express themselves; practicing cautiousness when handling kitchen tools; and of course, working hard for food! It was wonderful to relax and eat a meal that my kids cooked!
One of my fellow playgroup moms said, “My friend said homeschoolers get to do all the fun stuff!” This friend of hers, who had been stressing out about exam week for her traditionally schooled children, was a little envious to know that all our kids were going to The Cookery.
What can I say? It’s true! Our children don’t have to stress out about exams or learn within the confines of a classroom. Their venues for learning are endless, hands-on, and highly interactive. I am not an enemy of the conventional school system. But I do believe that children have greater opportunities for learning when they are honeschooled and they do get to do all the fun stuff!
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Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City, Philippines
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