Giving your children responsibility around the house will teach them important life skills and help them grow up to be responsible adults. As soon as a child is able to follow a simple command, he can start helping with household chores.
Though the younger ones may not really be doing anything too helpful, involving your children in the household duties at a young age will develop great habits. Here’s a guide for parents to help know what kids can do at which ages.
Chores Toddlers Can Do
- Pick up their own toys
- Help put away laundry
- Help you dust or wipe down a cabinet*
Chores Preschoolers Can Do
- Help set the table
- Help you water the lawn or garden
- Make their bed
Chores That Grade-Schoolers Can Do
- feed the family pet
- fold laundry
*A dry cloth to dust or a damp cloth to wipe down is all they need, no need for any cleaning products
Of course these lists just scratch the surface, there are many more ways in which a child can help around the house. The important thing is to get them started at a young age and guide them through the learning process of each chore. Starting things together can be a tremendous help to young children.
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