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Spring Break Activities and More! Kids get into the kitchen at local cooking schools

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Classroom games help learning retention

Parents learn what teens are up against at Let’s Talk Shop

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A20 - North Shore News - Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Kids get cooking in classes Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

IT’S an intriguing new trend in children’s education, and one has to wonder if the

demand came from kids themselves or from their hungry parents looking for a tasty meal. Debby Tonn — founder of the about-to-be-launched kids’

cooking school, The Hungry Oven — says children’s cooking classes have been all the rage in the U.S. for a number of years, and had only really started to migrate north to Central Canada more recently.

In our own neck of the woods, “there have been summer programs and classes at community centres,” she says, adding that her own daughter took kid’s cooking during a Capilano University

summer program and loved it, “but there aren’t really any forprofit cooking schools aimed at younger kids.” So what’s the impetus for kids’ migration to the kitchen? A larger trend toward knowing exactly what we’re eating, and eating healthier is part of it, says Tonn. Many parents want to introduce this concept to their children at a

Pre-Kindergarten program starting September 2011.

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younger age. A recent article in the Daily Mail said research shows children are starting to cook younger than ever. On average they now cook their first meal at only seven – five years earlier than their parents’ generation did. “It’s an idea whose time has come,” says Tonn. “There’s nothing more thrilling than to have your son or daughter say to you ‘I made dinner tonight.’” The Hungry Oven is slated to open in the second week of May in a 4,000-square-foot space on Churchill Crescent in North Vancouver. With two commercial kitchens and a “Kinder Kitchen” with induction ranges for children aged three to nine, the school is set to offer a range of courses to all age groups, with executive chef Johannes Oberbichler, formerly a restaurant chef instructor with Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. And while it is primarily for children, The Hungry Oven will also offer some special classes for adults, such as Date Night, Girls’ Night Out and Guys’ Night. The web site, www.thehungryoven.com, is scheduled to go live later this month. Watch for advertisements in the North Shore News. See Healthy page 21


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KIDS and teens are getting comfortable in the kitchen thanks to the recent trend of junior cooking classes.

Healthy eating spurred trend From page 20 Other cooking classes for children around town include Japanese cooking with Kimiko Suzuki, for children Grade 4 - Grade 7; $25 per child. March 15, 1011:30 a.m.. Suzuki will also offer a Mom

and daughter or Dad and son cooking class (Children’s age Kindergarten to Grade 4; $50 per duo; March 17, 10-11:30 a.m. Classes include hands-on teaching, recipes, all the ingredients and complimentary miso soup! For more information, contact Suzuki at 604-727-5331 or email at kimiko@

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kimikoskitchen.com. Find out more at www.kimikoskitchen.com. The Dizzy Whisk will also be running cooking classes for kids this Spring. Beginning April 7, after-school classes will take place every Thursday in the facilities at Brockton Preparatory School, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Classes will run until June 9 inclusive, cost will be $250 + HST. For more information, call 778-998-3530 or visit www.dizzywhisk.com.

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North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents:

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Games help to retain learning ■ 101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject, by Gareth Long, Harvey Grout and Stuart Taylor. Published by Human Kinetics, $19.95.

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KEEPING young students focused on their work is not an easy task, but one that teachers face every day. Many have already learned this surefire trick: playing a game can help students in their retention of learned material, wake them up and refresh them, and it can be a lot of fun to boot. The authors have presented 101 games that can be used in a variety of ways. The games could be introduced during any part of a classroom session. The games are presented alphabetically but they can be played in any order. Beneath each title is information on the games application. This could be to tell the number of players, the type of game or the materials needed, all of which is helpful when choosing a game to play. For example, Great Balls of Fire! is a game requiring

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four buckets, four different coloured balls and a set of multiple choice questions. The teams line up and take turns answering the questions by running to their bucket and dropping the appropriate ball in to signal their response to the question. This game, like the majority of games listed, has a number of variations. Whatever the type and age group you might be working with, there are games provided here that are sure to make learning more fun and more stimulating.

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All programs and levels will have a strong focus on safety. All riders will be required to wear full face helmets and leg & arm armour. Rental equipment and before & after camp care available.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - North Shore News - A23

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Listening without judgment Teens talk frankly about their issues Erin McPhee emcphee@nsnews.com

BY focusing on parent education and youth empowerment, a collaborative community prevention project is effectively forging connections between adults and teens. Let’s Talk Shop is an ongoing free facilitated evening event made possible by a host of local partners, including Vancouver Coastal Health, Capilano Community Services Society, Ambleside Youth Centre, Parkgate Community Services, North Shore Neighborhood House, the North and West Vancouver school districts, the North Shore Action on Prevention Task Force and the City of North Vancouver. “Educators can give all kinds of tips and provide the most recent best practice on prevention and the latest research, but really when parents hear teenagers talking about those very issues that they know that their own teenagers are facing, there’s a

certain amount of credibility that that information provides,” says Lawrie Graham, a Vancouver Coastal Health alcohol and drug prevention educator based in North Vancouver. Since the inaugural session of Let’s Talk Shop in January 2010, five have been held so far with the sixth set for March 9. Let’s Talk Shop brings small groups of parents of teenagers and teenagers together, giving youth the floor. “It’s really just an opportunity for the young people to answer those difficult questions around stress, relationships, drugs and alcohol, peer pressures (and) family pressures and share those insights with the parents,” says Graham. “It’s a very respectful situation where the parents are just listening to the teenagers.” Facilitators, like Graham and other community youth workers, are on hand to ensure there’s no glamorization of risky behaviour and to offer statistics as needed, for example from the McCreary Centre Society’s B.C. Adolescent Health Survey.

“Parents walk away with a renewed sense of empathy and respect for young people, understanding their challenges and confidence to be more effective agents of their own life,” says Graham. Events alternate between being held in North and West Vancouver, seeing parents from North Vancouver meet with teenagers from West Vancouver and vice versa. “That provides a little bit of confidentiality and anonymity for the students,” says Graham. The most recent event was held Jan. 25 at the West Vancouver Community Centre. Jessie Ewing, 18, a student at North Vancouver’s Youth Learning Centre, views Let’s Talk Shop as an effective model for change. “You’re really open and you’re telling them straight up what you’re feeling and how you think a youth would like a parent to handle things,” she says. Ewing hopes parents take away the importance of listening to their children. “It’s a very good learning experience and it can really help your relationship with your child,” she says, adding the same can be said for the

teens who participate. Having parented a number of teenagers with one left at home, participant Eileen Guss said it was a very powerful evening, and found herself walking away with increased confidence and awareness. “It got rid of a lot of assumptions that I had,” she says. The January session reaffirmed the importance of healthy communication with teens, spending quality time with them and sitting down and making a concerted effort to listen to how they’re feeling and what they’re thinking, without judgment. “It’s surprising when you do hear them, that what you thought isn’t true at all, what you’ve been worrying about, what you’ve been catastrophizing, it’s not like that at all,” says Guss. “It gives you real piece of mind,” she adds. The next event is being held March 9 at Balmoral secondary, seeing North Vancouver parents listen to a panel of West Vancouver teens. Adults or teenagers interested in attending this or future Let’s Talk Shop events can contact Graham at lawrie. graham@vch.ca.

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NORTH Shore teens Mana Kazemi (left), Jessie Ewing and Shayan Behniatehrani participate in the last session of Let’s Talk Shop, a prevention project for parents and teens.

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