11 Outdoor Skills You Can Teach Your Child

11 Outdoor Skills You Can Teach Your Child

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During this pandemic, use the time to teach your kids critical outdoor skills
"As a Boy Scout leader I can attest to the value of learning outdoor skills and the confidence and independence that is the end result. I think you will find this article by our friends at Outdoor Life Magazine interesting"....Steve

11 Outdoor Skills You Can Teach Your Child.

Unless you’re an engineer or calculus teacher, you probably aren’t going to be able to help your high school senior with math homework. Nor will you likely teach a 5-year-old to speak a foreign language fluently. Let’s face it, few of us are teachers and even fewer are trained to teach whatever grade level and subject matter your suddenly-homeschooled student is trying to learn. But you are qualified to teach outdoor skills.

How to sharpen knives, use a compass and build an emergency shelter are important. They’re also more fun than suffering through schoolwork. I’m not advocating parents permanently pump the brakes on reading and arithmetic, just gently suggesting you use this newfound time to do something other than fight over how much TV they watch.

“If you’re trying to force them to do schoolwork every day, that’s going to be a drag and they will get burned out quick,” said Zach Even, a high school art teacher in Lander, Wyoming, father to twin 11-year-olds and an avid outdoorsman.

So stop worrying about worksheets and e-learning and start thinking about the skills you’d really like your kids to know. The ones maybe your parents taught you, or their parents taught them. The ones you never really had the time to spend on before....more click for details

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Date: April 5, 2020

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