Household work for toddler

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Household work for toddler

Postby lchunleo » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:28 am

hi

any one here involves or engaged their toddler to help to do simple household work? Can share what type of household work to do for them? Thanks

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby slmkhoo » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:31 pm

With a toddler, you will have to take the lead and supervise. I doubt any toddler will do chores on a regular basis on their own. I have been a SAHM since my kids were babies, and giving them household chores to do was more to keep them occupied than to relieve me of work as they need supervision, they aren't always very good at it, and they are slow. My kids did simple things like fold clothes (start with small and simple things, and don't worry if it's not done well, you can do the going-out clothes yourself), dust a few shelves (don't worry about corners as long as some dust gets removed), put toys and books away (use boxes and baskets to make things easier), bring (non-breakable) things out of and back to the kitchen etc.

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby SAHM_TAN » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:46 pm

Bb will bring her dishes to the sink. She will pick up her toys after playing. She will help me take stuff when I'm doing my chores.

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby Funz » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:59 pm

Basic stuff.

Clear their own toys and books
Bring their dirty clothes to the laundry baskets
Make their own beds.
Water the plants

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby lchunleo » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:51 pm

thanks everyone for your suggestion, will try some of these with my child..hope he find it fun..:D

to add on, i also try to involve my child in marketing, asking him to help to "jaga" the trolley, help to take items from the shelf for me, choose his "limited" choice food, etc. i realized it help him to stay engage and happy rather than running around..:D i feel he feels happier as he is involved in the decision making process..:D

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby Imami » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:04 pm

lchunleo wrote:hi

any one here involves or engaged their toddler to help to do simple household work? Can share what type of household work to do for them? Thanks

Hi ichunleo,

Mine is no longer a toddler but I started getting him to help since he was a baby. By 15 months old, he was able to return the toys to the correct places. Today, this 5 yr old can bring out the freshly done laundry from the washer, hang his own clothes on hangers, clip his underwear and socks up the rack.

He can also fold his tees, singlets and pants (but can't do jackets and towels), stack them neatly and put them into his chest of drawers.

He knows how to stack his bowl and stuff after meal and bring them to the sink.

My take is, start young. Its for their own good anyway, to be independent.

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby alanchansg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:52 am

well... i believe to get them to responsible for their own play/work area is a good start... only when they take care of their own stuffs, they will learn to do more in the future.

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby Em » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:38 pm

About 10 months can start teaching kid to keep toys

At about 2.5 to 3 yrs old can:
1) dry mop the floor with magic mop
2) fold laundry by folding in halves and thirds (teach maths at same time)
3) Keep folded clothes
4) bring own bowls and cutlery to kitchen after eating

At 5 yrs old can wash own bowls and cutlery

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby sundaymorning » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:48 am

Em wrote:About 10 months can start teaching kid to keep toys

At about 2.5 to 3 yrs old can:
1) dry mop the floor with magic mop
2) fold laundry by folding in halves and thirds (teach maths at same time)
3) Keep folded clothes
4) bring own bowls and cutlery to kitchen after eating

At 5 yrs old can wash own bowls and cutlery


i am teaching my kids to do that too, i figured it would be better to learn that to take some responsibilities at home :)
and they enjoyed it too , prob something new to them .

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Re: Household work for toddler

Postby slmkhoo » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:37 am

sundaymorning wrote:
Em wrote:About 10 months can start teaching kid to keep toys

At about 2.5 to 3 yrs old can:
1) dry mop the floor with magic mop
2) fold laundry by folding in halves and thirds (teach maths at same time)
3) Keep folded clothes
4) bring own bowls and cutlery to kitchen after eating

At 5 yrs old can wash own bowls and cutlery


i am teaching my kids to do that too, i figured it would be better to learn that to take some responsibilities at home :)
and they enjoyed it too , prob something new to them .

It's good to teach them when they still enjoy it. In a few years (or sooner), they will wise up to the fact that it's a 'chore', then the grumbles and resistance will begin.

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