Instead of the winter blues, take some time to focus on the FUN winter brings. Like life skills for you and your kids! Yes, winter is the season for life skills.
Look out. Winter is on the way.
When the temperatures are still approaching 80, as they are where we live, it’s hard to remember that winter is coming. The official start is in just a few weeks. I know some of you are already using those snow blowers.
In the hub-bub of the holiday season, we can forget this is also a time of preparing. Many of us get our homes and families ready for the coming winter. Storms windows are brought out, ready to install. Gardens are cleaned up and leaves gathered. Summer clothes packed away to make room for the cold weather wardrobe.
In our family, these are projects we do together. No one really has an assignment, but each of us works together. This change of season has become a life skill learning time for all of our children, oldest down to the youngest. Ever see a preschooler clean out a dresser drawer? In the midst of the work, there are moments of joy.
- Dressing for the weather
- Shoveling snow
- What to do if the power goes out
Winter doesn’t mean all work though. It’s a good time to learn to ice skate, even if you live where it doesn’t snow. Learn to write thank-you notes for all those gifts received. And everyone needs to know how to make hot drinks.
For those of us who are unsure where to start or how to include the family in winter readiness, there is help. Skill Trek is an online curriculum to teach life skills from Pre-K to high school. The best part of Skill Trek is that the family can learn together. Don’t know how to ice skate? Parents and children can learn the lesson and practice together.
What’s on your list of things to do this winter?
What can you do as a family?
What can each of the children do?
This year may be the year your family begins a new tradition. Skill Trek can help you get started.
Here are some examples of what’s coming up:
- What to Do If the Power Goes Out
- Preparing a Hot Beverage
- Write a Thank-you Note
- Dressing for the Weather
- Ice Skating
- Shoveling Snow
- Preparing for Weather
- Prepare for Severe Weather
- Build a Sled
- How to Get Your Car Unstuck
Haven’t tried Skill Trek yet? Sign up for a membership to the Skill Trek Complete Software or get the Winter Skills Collection bundles through Skill Trek Express. There’s one for each age group. For even more winter fun, grab the 12 Skills of Christmas or get a copy free when you purchase any of our products.
Have questions? E-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.