3 Practical Life Skills to Teach Children
Montessori School in Riverside, California provides early childhood education in Riverside, California. Along with this, we believe that children deserve holistic development matched to their unique pace of learning. Promoting holistic growth and development in child education, we believe that holistic growth requires learning practical life skills most schools don’t teach. Along with what we teach to children, we also encourage each parent to be part of their child’s holistic growth and development by helping them teach practical life skills. Some practical life skills to be considered include:
Whether there are camping trips to the lake, a dip in the pool, or a day at the beach, knowing how to swim is a life skill highly encouraged to be learned. We don’t know when our children might face a body of water that would require them to swim in order to survive. As parents, we can teach this skill to our children and pass on our knowledge of how we learned to swim. You can also opt for formal swimming lessons for your children. Learning has a dual purpose, swimming allows your children to enjoy the water and at the same time, it can also help save lives.
- Simple Meal Preparations
We don’t need culinary training just to prepare a meal. In fact, our kids can learn from us simply by observing and allowing them to help us prepare meals. It’s okay to start with a simple turkey or chicken sandwich. Teach them how to safely cut food items and how to assemble a simple meal then build up the difficulty level from there on out. This is a practical life skill because we all eat and we can’t keep compromising our health with take out or canned food filled with preservatives.
- First Aid for Wounds, Simple Cuts, and Bruises
As our children play and learn, getting wounds, cuts, and bruises is bound to happen sometime. So it’s a good thing to teach our children how to properly react and address to a wound. It’s good to teach them to clean the wound by washing the wound and along with it, how to apply first aid treatment to the wound. Cuts are also a common thing among children; it will still require cleaning and a simple band aid at times. Bruises need hot and/or warm compress treatment and teaching our kids this simple first aid will make them thankful and equipped.
As part of our children’s holistic learning, it is our priority as well to teach our kids some simple practical life skills that will help them address to certain situations better. Together, let’s enrich our children’s development and help them learn new skills. For inquiries on our program how we holistically help each child grow and learn, visit www.montessorichildrenshouseofriverside.com or call 951-359-5437.