3 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read
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Your toddler’s attitude to wanting to do things on their own can work in your favour when it comes to getting tiny tasks done around the house. Plus, if your child starts to help at a young age, he/she gets used to the fact that participating in chores and cleaning is part of the family’s routine. Here are five easy chores for toddlers that you can do together.
If you’re looking for a fun chore for your toddler then just slip a sock on his hand and encourage him to slide it over any dusty surface. You can also use mini versions of cleaning tools like baby wipes, a small brush and a dustpan or a handheld vacuum. Avoid using any harsh cleaning products when your child is helping. You can use plain water which works perfectly fine.
Get your toddler in the habit of cleaning up after each playtime. First, create a storage box or a space to encourage your toddler to put things back. For instance, your toddler’s toys can go in a toy box while the books can go on a bookshelf and so on.
Get your toddler to carry or stock anything light and non-breakable from the list of your groceries. You can let your toddler help with carrying fruits and vegetables. You can also ask your little one to have one of the items that you’re putting away as a treat when trying these chores for toddlers.
You can let your toddler handle non-sharp things like spoons, napkins, plastic plates or cups, and condiments. However, anything sharp, fragile or heavy should be handled by older siblings.
It may take several years before a child can tackle this chore on their own. But kids will enjoy helping their parents by straightening or arranging their side of the bed. You can work together and teach your toddler to start with the sheet and pull it up high by the pillows.
Try these five easy chores for toddlers who are aged between two to three years old. Remember not to leave them on their own and do it together to avoid any accidents and make the task enjoyable.
Cover image credit – American Cleaning Institute
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