Culinary experiences are offered at Walter Lawson’s, encouraging life skills as well as increasing sensory awareness. Baking, mixing pouring and stirring encourage tactile exploration. Culinary experi-ences also stimulate the sense of smell and for some, the sense of taste. A variety of kitchen objects are utilized to expand tactile experiences and small appliances are adapted for use with a switch.

We use a variety of culinary items in other recreational areas as well. Dried beans and rice can be used as a musical instrument, pudding can be used as paint and homemade dough can be used as play-dough.