28 Sep 2022 | 5 min Read
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Chores are necessary routine tasks. When it comes to kids doing chores, it’s always a huge debate. Especially if you live in a joint family with grandparents, they always tend to get protective when it comes to their grandkids. While some parents think kids are incapable of doing household chores or want to finish chores quicker by doing them themselves.
So should kids have chores? The answer is yes! Kids doing chores is beneficial for their overall development. The chores need not be big, it can be as simple as cleaning their toys with their baby wipes or picking up their plates from the table after their meals, but there are many positive benefits of kids doing chores.
You will be surprised to know how simple household chores for kids can benefit them. Here are some of the lifelong skills that kids doing chores learn.
However, kids doing chores is good for their development, but it’s important to give kids age-appropriate chores. With kids doing chores, it’s best to ones according to their ability and age as kids can get frustrated and bored easily if the chores assigned to them are either too easy or too difficult to do.
While toddlers can manage one or two simple tasks, young kids can manage a lot more than we think they can! Here are some age-appropriate chores for kids:
As mentioned above children this age can handle simple step-by-step tasks. If you have a two to three-year-old at home you can ask them to do simple tasks like
By the time kids are five years old, they can handle more. You can ask your 4-5-year-olds to
Most six to seven-year-olds who have been given chores while they were younger are probably a pro at doing most of the chores mentioned above. In addition to these, you can ask them to
Eight to nine-year-old kids can do most of the everyday household chores independently. Your nine-year-old will probably be able to do the following chores with ease:
While it’s nice to see your kids doing chores, parents should keep in mind a few things while teaching kids chores. Kids can get bored easily so here are some tips to keep kids motivated to do household chores.
Just like any other good habits that you want to instil in your child, chores for kids are also an important part of their upbringing. They not only learn important life skills but also feel important since they are contributing to their family in their little ways. The earlier you start childhood chores the more likely they will continue to be responsible lifelong. Remember your kids are little now but they won’t stay that way forever and there will be a time when they will have to do these chores themselves, either when they are in university or living alone, so the sooner you start them the better.
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