Review: Life Skills

Keilly Swift, author of How to Make a Better World, returns with Life Skills, a valuable and informative book on the important points of creativity, problem solving, mindfulness, empathy and teamwork; assets that cement the foundation of childhood learning and growth.

Five chapters of valuable building blocks are presented in detail, accompanied by visual images of options available under each heading. These reinforce the pivotal part of the text.

Tips on how to develop these necessary skills are plentiful with lots of examples included. Easy to understand processes of thought, expose alternate choices for navigating difficulties.

Mind mapping, going on your intuition which is frequently called a ‘gut instinct’, and lists of useful tools for problem-solving are presented in brilliant colour-coded images.

Mistakes! Everyone makes them! Although at times it seems we are trying to find an exit in a maze, there are ways to deal with them. If things look too big to get around, approach them in small steps.

Creative thinking is a essential asset to gain. Look at, or approach things, in a new way. To wonder is wonderful! Ask, what if?

Who, what, why, when, where and how, are the nuts and bolts of thinking critically. Reflect on how you convey what you want to communicate, through your body language, tone of voice, facial expressions, and not only what you say, but how you say it.

Teamwork, understanding feelings, coping skills, maintaining healthy habits, and seeking support when things are tough, are the type of skills that will preserve a positive approach to all interactions.

A list of Help, Advice, and Information can be found at the end of this instructive book on life skills and how to execute them. It is a learning tool not only for children. Impressive in content and application, Life Skills will prove a priceless resource for all ages!.

Title: Life Skills
Author: Keilly Swift
Illustrator: James Gibbs
Publisher: DK, $ 19.99
Publication Date: 2 April 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780744027693
For ages: 5 – 9
Type: Non-Fiction

May 12, 2021 at 12:32PM Anastasia Gonis