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 experiences 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.