Practical life skills that every child should learn

A parent's guide to the most important life skills for kids by age, from preschoolers to teens.

Are you preparing your child to be independent? At NewAge Schools, Yelahanka, we believe teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency — but it also allows him/her to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self- esteem. While you likely want to keep your kid little forever, helping prepare them to be responsible adults is part of our job as parents.

1. Decision-Making Skills:

You may not have realized that decision-making skills for young children are something that needs to be learned. Making independent decisions is an important skill to have so that as your child gets older, they can confidently make decisions without relying on someone else.

New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) allows younger children plenty of opportunities to make decisions like what to wear for the day, what to eat for a snack, etc. Natural consequences, such as choosing a pair of shorts on a winter day, or choosing a fruit snack and feeling hungry again, will help reinforce what are appropriate decisions to make. Kids like feeling in control and having choices offered to them, rather than just being told what to do and all these are followed in New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte).

2. Independence:

Independence is another skill you may not have realized needs to be taught to kids. As parents, it’s easy to complete tasks for our kids because it’s faster, less messy, less stressful, etc. But if we want our kids to turn into strong and independent adults, then they need opportunities to develop this skill.

They should know how to complete tasks independently, finish their own school work, tidy their room on their own, and be responsible for their personal belongings. New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) provides opportunities for independence where your child can be successful and gain confidence in themselves. Typically by the ages of 10-13, your child is ready to stay home alone for small periods of time as they gain independence and you gain confidence that they can be safe on their own.

3. Basic Hygiene:

New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) teaches kids hygiene skills based on the age of your child, and eventually about personal welfare. Basic suggestions for personal hygiene for young children are getting dressed, brushing teeth, washing face, bathing or showering, combing or brushing hair, and independently determining when clothes need to be washed. Pre-teens and teens will have additional personal hygiene skills that should be mastered in New Age World School as they enter puberty.

4. Cleaning and Household Chores:

Getting kids to do chores doesn’t have to be a struggle or a punishment. Having kids help out around the house, not only makes mom and dad’s lives easier, but can also be a fun and rewarding activity for kids. To start asking your kids to do chores without a fight, make sure you choose tasks that are appropriate for their age, and encourage them when they do a good job. Some parents may want to give their kids an allowance for completing chores, but money doesn’t have to be the only reward. New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) makes this learning a fun to your kids.

5. Preparing a Meal:

Learning to cook for themselves will set children up for success in adulthood. Even if it’s something basic, being able to independently prepare a meal is a huge life skill. By ages 6 to 7 kids can start to help with cooking meals, and can learn to mix, stir and cut with a dull knife, make a basic meal, like a sandwich, and help put the groceries away. There are many kid-friendly recipes competition held at New Age Pre School(Rajanukunte) helping young children learn basic cooking skills. Every year kids thoroughly enjoy such activities.

6. Basic First Aid:

Basic first aid, including knowing how to call 911, is a huge life skill that should be learned. Whether your child gets hurt when you’re not around, or they are witnesses to an emergency, having the skills and abilities to handle the situation until help arrives is essential. Before a child is allowed to stay home alone, make sure they know their address and your phone number. Talk about what is in a first aid kit and where they are located in the house. Lessons in basic fire safety to how to clean and bandage are all essential lessons taught effectively at.New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte).

Practice role-playing calling 911 and remaining calm until help arrives. New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) helps to give your child confidence in stressful situations and will prepare them for future success.

7. Problem-Solving and Learning to Adapt:

Problem-solving and adaptation are skills that even adults can struggle with. Resilient kids will make resilient adults, and in an ever-changing world that can be essential. Practice problem solving and handling challenges appropriately with everyday situations. Kids may get frustrated at first, so.New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) teaches them how to handle their emotions, and walk through a challenge step-by-step.

8. How to Appropriately Interact with People:

We live in a day and age where being open-minded, accepting, and polite can go a long way. New Age Pre School(Rajanukunte) teaches your children how to respectfully address people, use good manners especially (please and thank you), have patience with others, to tip their service providers, stop and hold a door, offer help and assistance when they see someone struggling, and hold themselves accountable. The saying of “treat others how you would want to be treated” is the perfect motto when it comes to appropriately interacting with other kids and all people.

9. Self-Defence Skills:

A skill you don’t want your child to have to use, but self-defence is extremely important for youngsters to have a basic understanding of. Self-defence classes for kids have become more popular as parents worry about protecting their kids from being abducted or kidnapped. Basic self-defence tactics, are taught in .New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) including learning how to verbally de-escalate a situation, are also useful for kids to defend themselves against bullies and feel more secure.

10. Time Management Skills:

Time management is a skill that is always going to be important, so getting started early is key. Kids these days are busy, from school, homework, athletics, extracurricular, family time, and wanting to be with friends, they are pulled in a ton of different directions. And that doesn’t change as they get older. .New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte) works on creating reasonable routines, block schedules, priorities, and time limits. This is the key skill mastered by kids at.New Age Pre School (Rajanukunte).

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