Working Together

If winter is the time for family and friends to visit, it's also time to get the house sparkling clean.

Now is a great time to ask your child to help with household chores. While you’re working, comment on how fast the work is going because they’re being a helper.

But what can they actually do?

  • Unload the dishwasher.
  • Sort and fold clean laundry. Search for all of the underwear! Make a game out of finding all the socks and matching them. Hang shirts on a hanger.
  • Dust reachable furniture with a feather duster.
  • Wipe the table and counters after meals.
  • Rinse dirty dishes after a meal.
  • Sweep the floor.

When the chore is finished, let your child know that because the task didn’t take as long as it could have, you now have more time to spend together.

What types of chores do your children help with? Tell us in the comments!

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