A lot of parents allow their children to do chores to help out around the house. It may be to teach their children about responsibility or how to help out around the house. Maybe it is for earning an allowance or extra money to save up for something they really want. Or maybe it is for all of those reasons.
Of course, you don’t want to give them any chores that are not appropriate for their age group. But there are chores that are suitable for young children. Some of these chores may require the assistance or supervision of an adult, but children will still be able to help out and earn their allowance.
If you are looking for a few chores that your child can do to help out around the help, then here are a few that you can consider.
Making Their Bed.
Your child can make their bed when they get up in the morning. It may not be perfect if they have any trouble, but as long as they’re sheets, blankets, and pillows are straightened up enough, it should be okay.
Keeping Their Room Clean.
Of course you want your child to keep their room clean. They can make sure their toys are put away, their clean clothing is in their drawers or closet, their dirty clothing is in their hampers, and any trash is in the trashcans.
Setting The Table.
A lot of children like to help set the table before meals such as lunch or dinner. Of course, you don’t want them to touch anything dangerous or glass, so you can ask them to set out spoons, napkins, paper plates, etc. This way they can help set the children without running the risk of seriously hurting themselves or breaking anything.
Helping With The Dishes.
You can ask your child to help you with the dishes. Depending on the age, you can wash and they can dry. Just like with setting the table, you only want them to wash dishes that they cannot hurt themselves with or break. They can help dry spoons, sippy cups, plastic cups or bowls, and such.
Taking A Pet.
If you have a pet, let them assist you with helping to take care of it. Depending on the pet and your child’s age, you may need to stay with them as they help to take care of the pet. They can walk it, feed it, play with the pet so it gets exercise, and so on.
You may have a few other suitable chores for your child to complete on their own or with your help. You can even create and set up a chore chart to help your child to remember what their chores are. If you have more than one child, you can even rotate the chores between them (except for making their beds and keeping their room clean, since they would all need to do that). Age appropriate chores will allow them to feel like a big girl or big boy, while still teaching them how to help out around the house.