We have complied 10 important life skills for children at young ages to acquire. It’s important to get them started young, and these are very useful to have them learn as they prepare for the school years ahead.
Ask your child to help you. Something as simple as mixing the batter, or getting out the ingredients for a recipe is a great way to keep them interactive with you.
- SURVIVAL SKILLS:
You can take your kids to survival camps. This will not only help kids learn how to “survive” without technology but it will teach your kids skills such as how to build a shelter, cook over a campfire,etc.
- HOME GARDEN BASICS:
Your kids can learn basic skills about how water and weather can affect plants growth. An example is how watering is important and needed in order to grow the food we want to eat.
- FIRST AID SKILLS:
Children hurt themselves quite frequently, so its important for them to know how to fix their boo boo’s but also their friends as well.
I cannot swim and I wish I knew how; I hate water and I don’t want my kid to grow up with the same fear his mother has. This teaches them how to be self sufficient.
- MONEY MANAGEMENT SKILLS:
Money is a necessity in life whether we like it or not. Have them pick out a gift with their allowance, or even show them how to budget a small item.
Every kid should learn how to wash their own clothing. It could be a great reward for the both of you as they start to get older. Allow them to separate the loads and put them in the washer.
- HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS:
Children are always eager to know more about everything that is around them. Allow them to watch you as you replace a light bulb and get them to understand how to do it.
- DEFENSE SKILLS:
You can’t be with your kids all the time to protect them. This is something that can be taught by someone in your family or at a class. They need to understand stranger danger and how to protect their self in an emergency.
- TIME MANAGEMENT:
I still haven’t mastered this one yet, but it is important for everyone to have. Allow them to understand their daily schedule and when they have personal free time; this can help them understand tim much better.
Helping your child to learn these items at a young age can help your child develop great in the years to come. Have fun learning with them and be patient.