When we were kids my sister and I were always expected to help around the house. If we had to go swimming, we were expected to pack. If we wanted to go again the next day, we were expected to unpack and put the clothes to dry.
Somehow kids these days have a greater sense of entitlement. There always are eager people to help; to pamper them.
The school my children go to have a very interesting summer break assignment. It encompasses an interesting list of age-wise chores for them to do.The fundamentals of this “home work” rests on the belief that no job is big or small and that kids must learn to assist and execute independently all jobs that are assigned to them.
The joy that I see in my kids when they have successfully managed to fold a napkin into crooked folds or the glee when they separate peas out of a pod is amazing.
So why make kids do household chores?
In my opinion, it helps with letting the kids learn important life skills, responsibilities, respect for people and working together as part of a system. At older ages, it helps the mind to plan and allows them to manage time.
While there is no accurate age really to begin or end these chores, but this guide helps a parent to understand the preparedness of the age at which the kids are most likely to execute these tasks.
Here’s an age-wise list on what chores that kids are capable of doing.
Ages 2-3 years
Ages 4-5 years
Ages 6-7 years
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