Looking for some chore ideas for my 4 year old, as well as suggestions to make them simple to do.
I have a fantastic little 4 year old (4 and a half now) There isn't a person I'd rather spend time with :) I think its about time I give her a bit of responsibility around the house, as I've caught a few instances of her having a bit of "princess" attitude. I'd like to convey to her that I am her momma, and helper, not her servant. And that she's an important member of the family, my helper in turn, and not royalty lol.
She's currently a fantastic helper with anything I'm do, always offering her assistance with any project I'm working on. Her troubles lie in taking care of her own things (which I know, is normal) We both need to get in the habbit of having a pick up time at least once a day.
I plan on putting her in charge of picking up her dirty laundry (I'll be adding a hamper in her room), putting her wet towels on a hook after bath time (I'll add a low hook to the bathroom door). I'd love to hear other suggestions for chore ideas and ways I can help her make them an easy habbit. I'm also aware that I need to re-do her room in a way that will simplify putting her things away herself.
We keep having a revolving argument with daddy that goes like so:
"Marli, put your toys away."- Dad
"Ummm...ok...will you help me?"- Marli
"No, you got them out, you put them away."- Dad
She takes them to her room and sets them down
"Thats not putting them all the way away." - Dad
"Well, she doesn't really have a place where everything belongs, you can't blame her. At least they are in her room"- Me
"She can put them back where they originally came from"- Dad
"...Thats where they were"- Marli
haha see the problem ^.^
I'll work on my parts (suggestions also welcome there)
I'm not one to give chores just to give them, I also don't want to give her many, just a little handful. Childhood is waaaaaay to short to spend too much time on work, the rest of life gets ruined with that :)
I plan on using a chart for her like this: http://www.mynameissnickerdoodle.com/2012/08/do-i-hear-1000.html
Thanks in advanced! :)