Teaching Toddlers to do Household Chores

I by no means got down to give my toddlers chores to do. You could be

pondering, “That is too younger! Toddlers cannot do chores!” That is

what I assumed too, that’s till I used to be continuously tripping over

my boys whereas attempting to do my very own family chores.

Let’s face it, toddlers need to assist mother, even when mother does not

need or need assistance. However what higher solution to train your toddlers to

do chores than letting them assist mother?

The variety of chores you give your youngster to do will depend upon

your youngster. Some children need to assist greater than others. At this

age, the essential factor is to show them to scrub up after

themselves, to not attempt to get them to scrub the whole home.

Certainly one of my sons is just not concerned about serving to me decide up toys. He

helps me for a minute then strikes on to one thing else. Nonetheless,

he loves serving to me with laundry and unloading the dishwasher.

My different son has to have every part round him organized in a

sure method. Once we decide up his toys he makes certain every part

is picked up and as a substitute. Someday after we have been selecting up

the household room he went into his bed room and picked up the whole

room. Once we discovered him in there his room was spotless, and he is

not even 2 years previous!

Moreover selecting up toys off the ground on the finish of day-after-day, I

do not require my boys to do sure chores, besides as they need

to assist me. There are, nevertheless, a few chores they

particularly get pleasure from.

I noticed my boys have been sufficiently old to assist with the laundry when

they began taking their garments out of the dryer and working

into their room to place them into their drawers! So now I let

them put their very own garments away, and don’t be concerned about what

drawers they put them in. The essential factor is that they’re

serving to and placing their very own laundry away. In addition they get pleasure from

placing their garments into the washer. I take turns

selecting every youngster up to allow them to drop some clothes into the


I had a horrible time attempting to maintain my toddlers out of my

dishwasher till I noticed they simply wished to assist take dishes

out of it. For awhile they handed me silverware to place away (I

take the entire sharp knives out first), then they determined that

they wished to place the silverware into the drawer. They can not

even see into the drawer, however they drop it over the sting, into

the drawer, then I put the silverware the place it belongs.

I’ve had a variety of enjoyable letting my toddler boys assist with family

chores. They do not see chores as work, they suppose they’re

hanging out with and serving to mother, which is what’s essential to

them, and as they grow old they are going to study that family chores

are part of household life.

Source by Rachel Paxton