They are 4 yrs and 3 yrs and they absolutly do NOT keep their room clean (they share a room). I will clean it for them 2-3 times a week so that they can see how it looks when it is clean and what i expect them to do. They dont even try to clean it.
How old were your kids when they could clean up their room?
Answer by Mamato2angels at 11:37 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
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Answer by aheuszel at 11:39 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
I think at 3 and 4 they still need some help or motivation, but in time it will become automatic if you keep working on it. I don't think you can expect them to do everything without any effort (checking up, reminders, etc.) on your part. With my twins I limit the amount of stuff they can have out at one time, because if they have access to everything then everything is out and cleanup is overwhelming. I put their toys in plastic bins and lock them in the closet. I let them have only a few bins out at a time, and if they want something different they have to pick up something that is already out first. Also, if I know they didn't hang their jackets up or put away their shoes, I wait until they ask me for something and tell them I'll be happy to get it for them when their jackets and shoes are where they belong.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:43 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
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