Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chores and Preschoolers

Preschoolers can help with many more chores than we often think!  While they may not be able to do them independently, you can lay the foundation for joyful service now!

Chores preschoolers can help with include:
Dusting (a sock over the hand works well)
Sweeping (with a small hand-held broom)
Picking up toys (music makes it fun)
Putting away laundry
Getting dressed
Unloading the dishwasher
Pouring and mixing ingredients for cooking
Setting the table
Watering plants -- indoors and outdoors

We will take a look at some easy ways to help your child accomplish these tasks over the next week few days (I promise we'll get back to our regular weekly themes soon)!

I have found these resources helpful:

Homeschooling at the Speed of Life: Balancing Home, School, and Family in the Real World with CDROMManagers of Their Chores (Managers, 1)

A friend reminded me of this book by Vicki Bentley.  While I have not read it, I've heard several workshops of hers and they were excellent!
The Everyday Family Chore System

I still have a lot to learn!  Do you have any great ideas for training children in chores?



Blogger KBH said...

Getting dressed and staying dressed! I will definitely be looking forward to any tips on this..... ;)

August 18, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger ~Lisa~ said...

a mini vacuum! seriously, they can use this to pick up there mess hehe.

August 18, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

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