We talk a lot about curriculum over on the Homeschooling With Dyslexia web site and blog. Choosing just the right curriculum that works best with our kids’ unique learning ability is one of the biggest reasons for homeschooling them in the first place!
One thing that can be really difficult when homeschooling kids with learning struggles is making time for subjects other than the basics. Teaching reading, spelling, and math to several children can take a good chunk of the day as well as the bulk of mom’s energy!
One area that we have consistently dropped the ball is in teaching life skills.
Can anyone else relate?
How many of you have taken the time to teach financial skills like making and maintaining a budget, kitchen skills like reading a recipe, automobile upkeep like checking fluid levels or changing a tire, first aid, health and wellness, manners and etiquette, housekeeping, outdoor survival skills, hygiene, childcare, gardening…or is it just me?
I often tell parents to focus on the core subjects while their struggling learners are gaining mastery, but life skills are important as well. In fact, life skills are often an area where our kids excel – if given the opportunity.
That’s why I was so excited when I learned that a friend and fellow homeschool blogger (with kids with learning struggles) created a brand new homeschool program for busy homeschool families to teach life skills.
It is called Skill Trek and it is a premium, web-based, hands-on life skills curriculum that contains over 500 lessons for students ages preschool through young adult. Yes, it is perfect for your entire family.
Categories include health and wellness, first aid, financial literacy, technology, manners and etiquette, housekeeping, maintenance, outdoor survival techniques, hygiene, childcare, gardening, crafts, and more.
New content will be added regularly to tie in with current events and holidays.
One thing I really love about Skill Trek is that it is written by the parents of 7 children, including children with special needs who wanted to provide a tool for their own family and have used the curriculum for the last several months with success.
It provides skills from the playground to the workplace and everything in between.
The program has not officially launched yet, but I have had a sneak peek at it and it is FABULOUS!!
When the program officially launches, there will be an introductory price that is the lowest you will see. It is super affordable, even for the large family.
You will be SO sad if you miss this intro price. To be notified once the program is available, click here to enter your name and email address and that will ensure that you don’t miss the introductory price.
Don’t worry- there is no commitment, they will just notify you when you can take advantage of that sale price!
Life skills are one of the greatest gifts you can give your children…and Skill Trek makes it easy.