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Exciting Ways To Get Kids Involved Doing Housework

Updated on December 8, 2007

well each and everyone has different ways of getting their kids involved in housework. here are some ideas which in my opinion would work.

1. start young. of course, when your kids are babies, you can just talk to them but at the same time, letting them see you at work might help esp if your kids are toddlers.

2. you can involve them in cooking. for toddlers, you can give them simple tasks to do like holding things, handing you things, getting them to get or throw something, and when they manage them, you can praise them. this will make them feel like being part of a grown up task.

3. you can get them to clean, clear or tidy something. eg bring the broom and dustpan and letting them watch you at work and explaining why you are doing that, putting away their own toys.

4. get them involved while you're folding clothes. they can pass you the clothes, maybe fold one or two of them.

5. when you get back home from grocery shopping, they can help you to put away your items. they can pass the items to you while you keep them.

remember, when you get your child to help you, make them feel as if they're doing a great thing by maybe praising them and saying what a strong boy you are or you're so helpful. it will give them a sense of satisfaction and be eager to help you the next time too, instead of thinking of them as chores.

make sure you foster all these habits when your child is young. it's good to start early esp when they're toddlers as that's the age where they pick up information very fast. once they grow older, they might not be so willing but since their habits have been fostered since young, they will do it.

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    • sminut13 profile imageAUTHOR

      sminut13 

      8 years ago from singapore

      hi martyware, no problem. glad to be of help although this is one of my early works. hope ur daughter's a help to you^_^

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      MartyWare 

      8 years ago from New South Wales Australia

      Thanks for the article. I am a sigle father full-time with a 3.5 year old daughter, need all the tips I can get thanks.

      Marty Ware

      The SEO Dad

    • sminut13 profile imageAUTHOR

      sminut13 

      10 years ago from singapore

      grins, hii betty, been long. thanks for your comments. i am telling my son to put back his toys after using so tht he'll bemore responsible. thanks and take care too

    • Betty Jo Petty profile image

      Betty Jo Petty 

      10 years ago from Arkansas, U.S.A.

      Starting young Is important. Keeping them busy as they age is also important..

      I made the mistake of thinking my children were too sall or young to begin cleaning things like bathroom. I made a huge mistake not having them do this. I did use comet, and didn't want this product to harm them.

      Now, I realize if I had wet the cleaning cloth and put the product on it, instead of sprinkling all over, dry, it would have been better, even for me!

      My grandsons like to 'help' clean. Especially with water! Betty Jo

    • sminut13 profile imageAUTHOR

      sminut13 

      10 years ago from singapore

      thanks lots. glad that am able to help.

    • caspar profile image

      caspar 

      10 years ago from UK

      Great ideas - it's certainly best to start them young!

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      Candace Green 

      10 years ago from OKLAHOMA

      Great Hub! Thanks, I like your suggestions:.)

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