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Giving your child their first Chores

Giving your child their first Chores

3 to 5 years

Your kid is growing up - and gets his/her own home responsibilities. Just about all families expect children to contribute in some way to family life. 

Some children have household chores or jobs they’re responsible for every day or week. Other children help out when their parents ask them to. Either way, getting children involved benefits everyone.

Here is the check list of home responsibilities for 4 years old children:

  • Setting the table.
  • Sharpen pencils.
  • Hanging socks, handkerchiefs and washclothes on a lower line.
  • Bringing the milk from the fridge.
  • Tell parent his/her whereabouts before going out to play.
  • Should be able to play without constant adult supervision and attention.
  • Getting the mail.
  • Hold the hand mixer to whip potatoes or mix up a cake.
  • .Spreading butter on sandwiches.
  • Make a simple dessert (add topping to cupcakes, jello, pour the toppings on ice cream)
  • Put the groceries away.
  • Help with grocery shopping and compile a grocery list.
  • Follow a schedule for feeding pets.
  • Help do yard and garden work.
  • Help make the beds and vacuum
  • Help parent prepare plates of food for the family dinner.
  • Help do the dishes or fill the dishwasher.
  • Preparing cold cereal.

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Beleive it or not, children need to feel useful. In fact, all people have to feel as though they are being helpful and making a contribution. When they do a job - it creates a sense of affiliation and belonging, that is the sticky glue bonding a family together.  

Make photos of your kid helping you with a daily routine. Write about his/her home responsibilities.

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