NEW ADVENTURES IN EVERYDAY LIVING
THE YOUNG CHEF INSPECTS THE CRACKER AT ARM’S LENGTH. SHE INCHES IT CLOSER, TAKES A BITE, AND THEN SLOWLY CONTEMPLATES ITS TASTE.
Tracy Stuart of St. John Boys and Girls Club agrees. She sees a connection between the PLAYBOOK’s holistic approach, its hands-on activities, and the Boys and Girls Club’s goal of helping children develop the skills they need to succeed.
“They learn their skills through playing games,” Stuart says of the children in her care. “They grow their own herbs. They’re learning by doing.”
The success of Stuart’s approach is evident in its appeal: this past summer, over one hundred children took part in a one-day event on healthy eating that drew participants from St. John and its surrounding areas.