How to Use the Keepers at Home Handbook
You will find that this book will make it easy to learn new skills. It will usually explain the skill, tell you what you will need to know, tell you what materials or tools you need, tell you how to use them, offer requirements to gauge your accomplishments, and even give you a place to record your progress.
You will want to take time to browse through the different skill sections, and see all the wonderful things you can learn to do. Next, pick out a skill you would like to learn. Then, just plunge in!
If you find that you still have some free time in your weekly schedule, you may wish to begin learning another skill too. You may find that it is convenient to practice different skills at different times, while working on several simultaneously.
When you have learned a few skills, you might begin a few new ones. Just do not start too many at one time. It is always better to work on a few things and complete them than to have many projects started and none finished.
You might be wondering how you will learn all the new skills you find here. It is easier than you think! This handbook will tell you nearly everything you need to know in order to learn each skill. Many skills require few or no materials, and you usually will find most of what you need to learn the skill, and even do a project, explained right in the handbook. For skills which require more commercial materials or patterns, such as needlepoint or embroidery, you likely will want to purchase a pattern or a kit, which will contain any additional information or instructions that apply to that project. Many such project kits are available. These kits contain all the required materials, they offer step-by-step instructions, and they often contain any tools needed.
Whether you use Keepers at Home as a personal curriculum, or meet regularly with others from a few kindred families, or are part of a larger church or homeschool group, you will never regret any effort that you spend learning the skills in this handbook.
And what an opportunity this is for mothers and daughters to spend enjoyable, wholesome, fruitful time together! Sometimes a mother teaches, and sometimes mother and daughter share precious times learning together.
That is all there is to it! It is easy as can be! You have browsed through the skills. Think about all the things that you may soon know!
May God bless you as you are learning to be a keeper at home!
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My kids have loved being a part of keepers. When I get stuck for an idea/project to do as a family, I pull out our keepers book for us to work on a badge. So far we enjoyed the birds badge. We made a bird house and have had fun caring for the birds this winter.