Housework with Toddlers

Ready to start getting your child to help around the house? Now is just the time to take advantage of their desire to imitate you. They may slow things down at first (don't be surprised if the housework takes at least twice as long with them 'helping'), but in the long run, their participation will pay off in so many ways. For one thing, they'll feel proud to be a part of the family's responsibilities.

At this age, your child should be able to help you:

  • dust

  • water plants

  • put washing in piles

  • hold a dustpan

Just don't expect them to work alone — they'll need you there every step of the way.

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