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chores for three year old

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What chores do they have?
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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saphiraka
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM

When mine were little.. to help pick up their toys.. Sing the clean up song,.. clean up , clean up, everybody do your share.  Other than that @ 3 not much really.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Picking up their own toys. Taking out the recycle when daddy takes out the trash.
Polkadotted
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM

putting plates and cups in the sink and putting clothes in the hamper.  Plus cleaning up his toys

holyhoola
by on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Folding washclothes and stocking tp:)
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:39 PM

My 2 y.o. will take his plate and cup to the sink, help pick up toys, get his boots/shoes in the morning, put his dirty clothes in the laundry bin. Other than that, not much.

ICUTROLLIN
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Loading and unloading the dishwasher and dryer. Is it a chore if she loves it?
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chariot71226
by on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:47 PM

They clean up after themselves (toys and coats), help bring dishes into the kitchen, put away their bath toys after they are dry.  They started "chores" at three. but we don't call them that or have an official cleanup time - it makes them crazy.  Instead I'll just ask them hear and there to help me pick something up.  "help me, please" being the key phrase. They also tend to freak out about doing things all alone. 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Age Appropriate Chores For Kids

 

 

  

 

The chores suggested below are a rough guideline of age appropriate jobs for kids. Keep in mind that kids are different both developmentally and physically. Some children may be able to handle more than others, some less. You need to decide what chores are appropriate for your kids. It's a good idea to start small and add chores based on your child's readiness. It's even o.k. to start with one chore, especially if assigning chores is new in your family. We want our kids to succeed so we need to set up a system that supports success!

 

 

2-4 year olds
 

help dust
put napkins on table
help put away toys
put laundry in hamper
help feed pet



4-7year olds - "Help" is the important word at this age. Many of the chores will be done as a helper and slowly kids can graduate to doing them independently!


set the table or help set the table
put away toys/things
help feed pets
water plants
help make bed
dust
put laundry in hamper
help put dishes in dishwasher
water the garden
help wipe up messes
help with yard work (rake with child's rake or plant flowers, etc.)
help clear table

help put away groceries


8-10 year olds
 

make bed
water plants
clean room with direction
set the table

clear the table
dust
vacuum
feed pets (depends on type of pet and how your comfortable your child is interacting with the pet)
help make dinner
put laundry in hamper
help wash the car
help wash dishes
help load/empty dishwasher
rake leaves

take out the trash


11 year olds and older


take garbage out
set the table

clear the table
clean room with direction

put away groceries

clean the bathroom with direction

clean the kitchen

dust
vacuum
mow lawn
feed pets
water plants
put laundry in hamper
help with laundry and eventually start doing own laundry
help make dinner/make small meals on own 
help wash the car/wash car
make bed
help with yard work
shovel snow
wash dishes/load or empty dishwasher

by Joanne McNulty, Free Printable Behavior Charts

 

chariot71226
by on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:48 PM

oh and they also have to put their own dirty laundry in the hamper, match socks, put away socks and undies while I do clothes.

ChaiTeaMomma32
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Helping pick up her toys. She likes to "help" me sweep the floor, vacuum, etc. She is good at getting me things that I ask her to bring me.

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