3 Skills that Little Kids Should Learn as Early as Possible

*This is a collaborative post.

Parenting is one of the most rewarding but also challenging jobs in the world. So it’s important to prepare our children with skills that will help them be successful both at home and in life. Kids are constantly learning new things, so it’s never too early to teach them a few key skills that can make their lives easier! This blog post includes three vital skills that go a long way!

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#1 Swimming

It’s an excellent idea to enrol your children in swim classes as soon as they can walk. Even if you live nowhere near the water, knowing how to swim is a fantastic life skill that could come in handy one day! Swimming reduces the risk of drowning for young kids by 60% and ensures their safety when exploring bodies of water. 

Unfortunately, some parents wait until later on to teach their kids about this important activity because it may be inconvenient or expensive- however, there are many inexpensive evening classes available at local pools around town that won’t cost much money but provide an invaluable opportunity for your child.

Parents should also look into purchasing floaties – small devices attached around a baby’s arms while playing in the water, which helps them float. Floaties will make your child feel comfortable in the water, and it’s a great way to introduce them to swimming before they’re able to do it on their own!

#2 Reading

Reading is not only an essential skill for school, but it’s also a great way to bond with your child! There are tons of children’s books available at the library or bookstore to help you and your little one learn new words. Reading early in life is proven to increase intelligence, so start reading simple sentences together when they reach around 2 years old. It doesn’t matter what kind of stories they like (they may change their mind later), just read whatever interests them.

Also, there are many different types of readers out there that contain different amounts of “levels” – if one story is too difficult for your child, try another level instead. It’s important to remember, though: don’t be afraid to skip words when reading – your kid will learn them soon enough! Reading early is proven to increase intelligence in young kids, so make sure you read whatever they enjoy. 

#3 Problem-solving

It’s never too early to teach your child how to solve problems! This is a skill that will come in handy when they’re older and learning about math, science, or any other important subject.

You might hear from some people that it’s not necessary to teach kids this- however these same individuals probably didn’t know how to solve complex equations at age five either. 

The truth is that with the right tools, anyone can be taught problem-solving skills no matter their age. Practice simple puzzles like jigsaw pieces with your little one every day -it doesn’t take much time out of the day but provides enormous benefits down the line.

*This is a collaborative post.

1 thought on “3 Skills that Little Kids Should Learn as Early as Possible

  • Love the post, very interesting and very useful, it all helps to to give parents a positive approach to helping their children in their development, and so very well written. Well done!

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