An early start encouraging self-sufficiency in kids activities will enable children to establish early independence. Self-sufficiency is an admirable trait and it is not easy to teach a child to be self-sufficient right away but the rewards in training them can be considerable. Through self-sufficiency and independence, one gains confidence and self-worth also self-esteem. These are big words to a child but learning them ahead of time will give them a head start in life.
A child below the age of six can hardly do anything as they are still quite helpless. They are still in the process of discovering their world, strengthening their bodies. Their familiarity with their surroundings is just beginning and as they learn more about their environment, they get bolder and with proper guidance and support develop confidence. Doing things for themselves slowly builds their self reliance knowing they are able to do things they once cannot. Along with good manners, this will serve them well in their life.
Cleaning up after themselves, making sure they have something to eat and some basic life skills. Finding self-sufficiency in kids activities can start slowly and increase as they grow. Quite like planting seeds that is both relaxing and bears its own fruit, teaching kids to be independent gives them fulfillment once these seeds sprout and thrive. Cooking workshops like cookies will not only fill their bellies but also their minds with wonder, working with their hands also practices their fine motor and sensory skills.
As they grow older and more confident of what they can and cannot do, they learn self-control, independence, problem solving and how to get back up from mistakes they make. They will have more conviction as they learn to cook and clean up after themselves, tidy their rooms and learn discipline as well as responsibility for their actions.
It is not an easy task teaching children self-sufficiency. It will be a long journey. But as you are going through it you will be preparing these mini people for the even longer and harder voyage in life.