What are Life Skills?
The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills usually associated with living a better quality of life. They equip students with the tools necessary to thrive in the classroom, as well as in the world beyond. They help students become more independent and live to their full potential. There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less important depending on each students’ life circumstances. Life skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice or similar skills.
- Healthy eating/living
- Social skills
- Potential job skills
- Money skills
The list is endless…
Can you help at home? Is there Life Skills homework?? YES!
- Take your child to the grocery store – make them read the list, find items, etc…
- Have your child help sort/fold laundry (towels and socks are a good place to start)
- Take your child out to dinner/lunch – make them order their own meal
- Take your child out for ice cream/special treat – have them order and pay
- Go shopping for one or two items – have them complete the entire exchange
- If they are looking for a special toy/item in a store, have them ask an employee where it is located
- Have them assist when making simple meals – always have them help clean up
- Have your child make/answer phone calls
- Have them help pack their own lunch/snack