Chores for Toddlers
Being a mom of 3 at age 25 has its perks. I grew up with the “entitled” generation, though I’ve never felt very entitled. I feel like my parents did a good job teaching me that you have to work for what you have in this world, not just for what you want.
My 5 year old is slowly learning the hard way that things in life aren’t free. I have come to realize that it is A LOT easier to just let your kid do whatever they want instead of helping around the house. Let’s be honest though, life is hard enough with proper life skills, I couldn’t imagine being where I am now without them.
Here is a list of chores for toddlers by age that you can try with your children to ease them in to a “working lifestyle”. Basic chores should not be done for an “allowance” in my opinion, but I do think extra chores should be!! I will be writing a post on how I am going to introduce the idea of an “allowance” into our household this week, so stay tuned!!
Chores By Age for Toddlers
All of the above and…..
It may not be easy introducing your toddler into the routine of chores but it will be worth it! Make a check list and get excited about getting things done. Anything that you are interested in your child will show interest in as well!
What are some chores you have introduced to your toddlers that aren’t on my list? I would love to hear from you!
Thank you to all my followers and I hope this post is helpful as we bring in the New Year together!
Let me start off by saying that I asked for my 5 year olds input on this. When I asked him what he liked to do when he was bored he said “ Umm….Sit around and watch T.V. all day”. Obviously this is not always the best option. A lot of times when kids are bored, they just need some extra attention. I know you are probably thinking “How is that possible, I give them attention all day!” But stop and really think about it. Are you really 100% engaged with your children for more than a few minutes at a time? Are you looking them in the eyes when they talk, are you truly responding to them when they ask questions? A lot of times we are engaged in other activities while still trying to entertain them and believe me they know it. When I notice my kids starting to act out or just flat out saying they are bored or asking for time with me, then I know it’s time to get involved.
Here are 11 Things I like to do with my kids to help combat the boredom.
There Ya Go!
What are some things you like to do when your kids are bored?
Leave me comment and let me know!