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Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids

Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids

The COVID-19 crisis has transformed the world. Thousands of parents are working from home and children across the world are practicing e-learning due to school closures. Parents use this time at home as an opportunity to teach their youngsters about responsibility. Here are three age-appropriate chores for kids that they can learn while they’re stuck inside.

Organize their Bedroom

One age-appropriate chore for kids is to organize their bedrooms. Kids big or small can be taught the importance of keeping things tidy. Show your little one how to put clothes in their dressers neatly. Please, don’t let your kiddos throw sweaters aimlessly into their drawers. Once they learn about folding things, head over to their closets. It’s a wise idea to install a lower hanging rack so your youngster can reach it. Once that is done, show your child how to hang a shirt on a hanger. After a few walkthroughs, let your kid try organizing their rooms by themselves. Hopefully, they’ll get the hang of it by the time we’re done social distancing.

Do the Dishes

If you want to teach your children about responsibility, you should let them help you do the dishes. Of course, parents should help their kiddos accomplish this task. Yet, that doesn’t mean youngsters can’t lend a hand. Parents should set up a sort of assembly line. Adults can scrub the dishes and hand them over to a child to rinse them off. If you have a dishwasher, you can teach them how to work it and explain why it’s an invaluable tool in the kitchen. Just make sure your rambunctious kiddo doesn’t try to turn on the device while you’re not in the kitchen.

Work in the Yard

Sadly, we’re all stuck at home for the time being. Luckily, you and your little ones can still enjoy your backyard. Use your time outside as a chance to teach your little ones about yard work. Ask your children to pick up leaves around the yard. Your kids can also help you in the garden. Planting beautiful flowers will help all of you keep your mind off things. Perhaps you can even plant some vegetables that you can use in exciting recipes in the kitchen. Your children will develop a newfound appreciation for the backyard once they start helping out.

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Mallory Knee

Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.

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