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10 Chores Preschoolers Can Do at Home

Chores for preschoolers can help children develop a sense of responsibility and basic life skills. Here are some ideas for chores that preschoolers can do at home:

  1. Putting Toys Away: Teach them to clean up their toys and put them in designated bins or shelves.

  2. Making the Bed: Encourage them to straighten out their bedcovers each morning.

  3. Setting the Table: Let them place napkins, utensils, or non-breakable dishes on the table before meals.

  4. Dusting: Provide a soft cloth or duster for them to wipe surfaces like tables or shelves.

  5. Sorting Laundry: Ask them to help sort laundry items, such as matching socks.

  6. Simple Cooking Tasks: Involve them in easy cooking tasks like stirring, pouring, or arranging ingredients.

  7. Feeding Pets: If you have pets, let them assist in feeding and watering them (under supervision).

  8. Wiping Spills: Teach them to clean up small spills using a cloth or paper towel.

  9. Picking Up Their Belongings: Encourage them to pick up after themselves, like putting shoes in the designated area.

  10. Simple Gardening: If you have a garden, involve them in activities like planting seeds or watering plants.

A few tips for parents to remember when allowing children to help with chores:

  • Make chores enjoyable and age-appropriate.

  • Provide positive reinforcement and praise for their efforts.

  • Always supervise them during tasks that involve potentially harmful objects or substances.

Keep in mind that preschoolers may not complete tasks perfectly, but the goal is to instill a sense of responsibility and cooperation!

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