I don’t know about you but I find it very hard to keep on top of the housework with 3 girls under 8 it seems I am constantly picking up after them. I am not complaining as I know I am incredibly blessed to be able to stay home with them and to even have children to pick up after. I have been using reward charts now since my eldest was 4 and let me tell you now that she is at school how much help it is to have a child that knows what their daily tasks are and its even better taking pride in their responsibilities. Here are my tips for getting your kids involved in their chores.
I have a before and after school set for my miss 7 – before school she must make her bed and put her pj’s away. Brush her teeth and ensure her brush and hair products are put back in the bathroom.
In the afternoon she must put her lunch box bricks back in the freezer, put her lunchbox away and place her uniform in the wash. She has now been doing this for a year and it’s the norm of her morning and afternoon routine.
Here is a list of kid friendly chores you can start your child helping with.
1. Folding Clothes
2. Putting Clothes away
3. Picking up their toys
4. Putting dirty washing in the laundry
5. Picking up rubbish outside and inside
6. Setting the kitchen table for dinner
7. Putting their dishes in the sink after meals
8. Taking the recycling out
9. Feed the Animals
10. Unload and load Dishwasher
11. Help with Dishes
12. Make bed
13. Brush teeth
14. Turn off the lights when leaving a room
15. Get mail
16. Loading the toilet roll holder
We have a FREE chore chart available here: http://thecolourfulhousewife.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/tch-chorechart.docx Simply click, download and then customise with your child’s name, please note we have added a name as an example, you can delete this and edit once you have downloaded.
Also here is a list of Age appropriate chores for certain age groups. http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/age-appropriate-chores-for-children-and-why-theyre-not-doing-them/
I believe its never too early to get your children helping. How do you get your children involved with their chores?? Leave a comment below.