One upside of the months-long home isolation that we’ve had go through because of the coronavirus is that we’re getting to spend more time with our loved ones. This is certainly a welcome change for many as the many responsibilities of regular life made people too busy to spend quality time with the people they value the most.
And what better way to make up for lost bonding time than to pass on some valuable life skills to your kids?
Basic House Chores
Don’t put off teaching your kids basic household chores until they’re about to move out and live on their own. Start them young, and you might even get them to help you around the house when dishes and laundry pile up.
And don’t worry about your kids being too young to do things correctly. Never underestimate their ability to store valuable information now and access it when the time comes.
The important thing is that they learn things in an engaging way. So, get ready to do some demonstrations for your kids and maybe even let them have a go at doing the laundry or vacuuming the house.
Basic First Aid
With talk of health and health threats being constantly in the news, now is a great time to open the topic of first aid to your children. You can squeeze in a simple basic first aid lesson when you’re stocking up on your supplies.
Try to explain to your kids what each item in the kit is for and how they can use it when they need to. You’ll be surprised at how much they can learn in even a short time.
Cooking is a fun and fulfilling task that all members of the family can enjoy together. So, why not turn your daily meal preparation into a cooking lesson?
You can start a schedule when each of your kids can help you make breakfast or other meals every day. Assign them with specific tasks during the cooking session, and they’ll put the effort in achieving these responsibilities.
Of course, teaching them this valuable life skill also prepares them for solo living in the future.
Responding to Emergencies
Think about all the emergency and other unexpected scenarios you wish you were prepared for when you were in college or your first-ever apartment. Make a list of these expenses and try to teach your children how to respond to them when the time comes. For this, you can use educational YouTube videos as a teaching aid.