[blindkid] How Blind Children can help with ThanksgivingPreparations
traci.mwd at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 15:16:55 UTC 2015
My daughter loves to cook as well. I've recently adopted the rule "if you
don't like the leftovers, make your own dinner" and that is what she does!
:) I'm not a great teacher or very patient, but I do my best and just
don't look at the mess, but she loves being independent. My son on the
other hand is a struggle, less vision, not as motivated, and his sister
like to do for him. He loves to stir whats in the pan and bake with me,
but I haven't taught him the microwave yet, that's a def need to do item.
Any advice for getting stuff out of the oven, she is 11, I guess full
covered hand mitts is the way to go there.
Thanks for the reminder!
On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 3:49 PM, Marianne Denning via blindkid <
blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I really think they don't know how to provide the instruction to a
> blind child. It takes thinking differently for them. I know hen I
> taught my sighted children to cook I had to think in a sighted way. I
> am a born teacher so it wasn't hard for me, but most parents aren't
> born teachers. I know many parents don't teach any of their children
> to cook. Most sighted children learn by observation. Blind children
> have to be specifically taught. When I was growing up it was just Mom
> and me so when she cooked I hung out in the kitchen with her so
> learned what she was doing through repeated exposure. She was not
> good at teaching me to cook but I learned a lot by being there. I am
> also naturally curious so am always asking questions and exploring my
> world. I hope families encourage the curiosity in their blind
> children. That is even true for children who have significantly
> decreased vision.
> On 10/27/15, Roanna Bacchus via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> > Hi Marianne thanks for your message. Many times I have been
> > asked to set the table or stir one of the dishes that are being
> > prepared. What are your thoughts about how sighted family
> > members treat blind children?
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