i taught my oldest(8)when she was 4 to wash dishes and sweep i would always stand over just to make sure she did it right and by the time she was 5 five she knew how to wash them herslef after she washed them i would have her load them in the dishwasher so that i can start it(we wash them by hand first and then we use the dish washer) my youngest(6)was taught at the same age
& the kitchen stays spotless they both wash dishes sweep,mop wipe down the counters,:)
when did you start giving your kids chores?
Answer by genagina at 9:19 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
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Answer by justanotherjen at 10:21 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
When they were in Kindergarten--making their beds (placing comforter on top and fixing pillows), putting toys away properly (not just haphazardly in a bin), helping to make snacks, and meals, cleaning up their messes--spills, dirt/mud, food, etc., wiping and setting the table, loading the dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer.
Just lots of "little things" that they were mostly interested in helping me with, having watched me do it.
Now they're 9 and 7 and I have a posted "schedule" of things to do around the house. Their motivation in doing these chores is a primer for us getting a dog this summer--as they are going to have to help take care of him! :o)
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