posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 07:16 AM
I agree with the others that first aid is mandatory knowledge.
However something else would be knots. Give your child a piece of rope to add to their toy collection, and teach a few basic knots. Just be aware if
there are other children around that might get tied up. There are also lots of magic tricks that can be done with a piece of rope for more fun. You
might be amazed how much fun something simple like a piece of string can be.
Cooking is definitely useful knowledge. Since you already mentioned knife safety, you could have them help with the prep work when cooking (if you
are comfortable with that). As you mentioned the child is 6 they probably will need a stool to reach the counter top, but simple things like cookies
and cupcakes are always welcome.
And swimming is something that will most certainly make life more enjoyable, even if the skill is never needed for survival.