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Yes, it’s true Toddlers and chores can actually happen together! Toddlers are totally capable of doing chores. Maybe not super well, but that is not the point. Having your toddler start doing chores from an early age can help them develop independence, confidence, responsibility and an overall sense of accomplishment. After all what kid doesn’t love to be praised for a job well-done clap clap clap ???????????? go toddlers!
Giving a toddler one or more of these seven chores to do on a daily basis is the perfect way to start teaching them basic life skills, teamwork as a family member, the ability to follow simple commands, learning to care for other things than themselves, plus many other great qualities. So take a look at this list and see which chores your toddler can start doing now. Plus these little things can turn into a great big help for you mama! As time goes on all those little things you used to have to do, they can become chores that your kids can start doing. YESS mom win right there!
|7 Toddler Chores|
|1. Put toys or books away in a designated basket, bin or box.|
|2. Hang their jacket, backpack or towel on a low hook.|
|3. Wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth.|
|4. Throw their dirty clothes in a hamper, laundry basket or down a laundry shoot.|
|5. Place matching pairs of shoes and socks in a designated area.|
|6. Water outdoor plants with a small watering can, jug or another device.|
|7. Carry dirty dishes to the kitchen|
These might seem like simple tasks but they are chores your toddler can definitely do! They might not be amazing at them or able to complete all of them. However, asking them to do one or more of these on a regular basis is a great start. Toddlers love feeling like grown-ups and this is one way they can start helping the family out and being a big kid!
If you are looking into getting your kids a chore chart I highly recommend this one. It’s magnetic, colorful and just the right size to fit anywhere and can be used for up to 3 kids. It easily fits on your fridge and is something your kids will love using!
Good luck, the toddler years can be challenging but we all get through them. The tantrums, tempers and defiance they bring upon us are only because they are exerting their independence, growing physicall and mentally at an alarmingly fast rate and becoming big kids. It’s our job to teach them how to be good people in this world and model what those people look like. I believe in you, support you and know you’re doing a great job – even in the hardest moments!
“Happy Toddler Happy Life” right moms haha!