As your child grows up, you start teaching him how to take care of himself gradually. It is crucial that your child becomes more and more responsible as he progresses. Here’s a very simple guide to the different chores you can give your child:
- At 3 years old, ask your children to:
Gather up their toys and place them in the box.
Brush their teeth, wash and dry their hands and face, and comb their hair.
Dress and undress themselves with a little help.
- At 4 years old, ask your children to:
Help make their bed.
Wipe away dust.
Help you make simple dessert.
- At 5 years old, ask your children to:
Make the bed and help clean the house.
Feed their pet.
Tie their own shoelaces.
- At 6 years old, ask your children to:
Vacuum the carpet.
Water flowers and plants.
- At 7 years old, ask your children to:
Give the cat a bath.
Take out the trash.
- At 8-9 years old, ask your children to:
Mop the floor.
Tidy up their closet and drawers.
Take a shower by themselves.
- At 10-11 years old, ask your children to:
Manage small amounts of money themselves.
Walk the dog.
Be patient with your child, we all grow and learn. Since they are younger, they need more time and effort. Understand that they can only do certain tasks at specific ages, which will expand as they grow older. Most importantly, make sure you enjoy your kids at each age, since it’s definitely true what they say: they grow up too fast!