Let’s get your kids helping at home
By teaching your kids to help around the house, they will become more hands-on and independent. This will build and strengthen their thought process, follow-through skills, independent thinking, creative thinking, and sense of responsibility.
Start by giving your kiddos small tasks. This will start to build confidence and a give them a good feeling of accomplishment.
We want our kids to be able to help out in the home so they can learn how to take care of themselves.
For example, if we moms and dads are tied up at the moment, then our little guy or girl should get their own snack or glass of water. Keep everything at lower level and within arms’ reach for them so they can get to what they want.
I truly love the small things my kids could do on their own. It helped me have an extra 5-10 minutes for a quick breather.
Once they are comfortable helping, it’s good to bump up the responsibility and give more tasks, such as:
- Getting dressed on their own. I personally found it easier when I organized their clothes as best I could so they would look somewhat like a human being rather a clown doll coming out of the bedroom, Lol…
- Cleaning the table after a snack or a meal.
- Cleaning up their toys and organizing what toy goes in what bin. I found it helpful to color coordinate the bins and toys so your kiddo can learn organization and match what toy goes in what bin. I used the color circle stickers and put one on the toy and the same color on the bin. Also, you can buy colored bins and just match them to the stickers on the toys.
- Sorting. Another great task I enjoyed was having my kids sort the mail. They loved it! I asked my little buggy-boos to sort the mail in two piles: one for bills and one for junk-mail. I demonstrated that the bills pretty much are white envelopes and the junk mail in many cases have a lot of color. This is a great teaching moment as well. e.g. What is a bill? What is junk mail? Educate your kids on many aspects of money, bills and so forth. Learning the concept of money is a valuable lesson. Kids will learn that making a buck is hard. We must use it wisely and be responsible.
How do you let your kids help out at home?
How has it helped them grow?
Hope to chat soon! Have a great week and be creative.
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