My girls are getting to the point where they can help me out a little around the house. Is it done perfect? No… but at least they are feeling like I gave them a responsibility. One thing that I have learned from my oldest is it I can’t go back and correct what she did. Can I help her? Yes! But I do feel like a need to loosen up and realize that she is just learning and I don’t want her to think that I am just picking apart whatever she had just done.
The chores/responsibilities are very simple. I have come up with this chart that works for us. I printed off one for each of them and put it in a clear paper protector and the girls use dry erase markers to check off each chore.
Since I have one for each of my girls when/if they complete the chores or responsibilities then they earn a reward, either some extra time with mom or dad alone doing whatever they want, some candy, stickers, or whatever I have for a reward that day.
The top of the chart is blank so you can write your child’s name on it.
I love a “mom’s choice” job because I can choose what I need help with that day.
In case you have older kids and these jobs don’t work for you, here is a blank chart so you can write in the jobs.
If you need help coming up with jobs for your little one, I have come across some great sites that have age appropriate chores.
Go here for jobs for kids from the ages 18 months to 7 years old
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