Allowing your children to help with chores around the home gives them a sense of independence and helps them practice life skills.

 

2-3 years

  • Put toys in the bin

  • Fill up pet food bowls

  • Clothes in hamper

  • Wipe up spills

  • Dust baseboards

  • Pile up books

  • Help load washer and dryer

 

4-5 years

  • Make bed alone

  • Clear table

  • Pull weeds

  • Water flowers

  • Put away clean utensils

  • Help set the table

  • Sort laundry by color

 

6-9 years

  • Sweep floors

  • Help make lunch

  • Clean room

  • Load dishwasher

  • Empty dishwasher

  • Put away laundry

  • Make snacks

 

10-13 years

  • Wash dishes

  • Wash car

  • Prepare easy meals

  • Use washer and dryer

  • Take out the trash