5 Ways to Involve Children in Housework
a Guest Post by Melissa from MJSVirtual
[if you need a virtual assistant, Melissa is your gal.. highly recommended by me: Ed]
Involving children in house work from an early age not only gives them a sense of responsibility, but also helps teach basic skills that they will carry on throughout their lives (because let’s face it – house work is a necessary evil that we never get away from, much as we’d love to ;-)
Here you will find some examples of tasks that you could get your children involved with and there are only three basic rules: Make sure those that you choose are age appropriate to your child, don’t expect perfection and – most importantly – make it fun!
- Kitchen: Measuring and mixing ingredients, washing fruit and vegetables, drying the dishes, unpacking groceries, unloading and loading dishwasher, setting the table etc.
- Laundry: Putting their dirty clothes in hamper, helping to sort coloured and whites, handing you wet clothes and pegs, folding laundry and putting their own away
- General Tidiness: Putting away their toys, making their own bed, using a water spray bottle and cloth to wipe benches and tables, dusting (how much fun can you have with a feather duster – seriously! Don’t forget ‘tickle time’!
- Pets: Walking dogs, grooming pets, feeding, helping with bathing.
- Outdoors: Collecting mail from letter box, watering the garden, pulling weeds
What would you add as a bonus tip to get kids involved in Housework…..hmmmmm?