As parents we all want our children to be more responsible and start taking care of themselves. They cannot do all the activities like us but there are some simple and easy everyday chores that every child should do in their day-to-day life. Introducing your child to everyday house chores can be fun for your child and help them to be more disciplined and well-mannered in their later life.
So, here we are going to discuss 6 easy and basic activities for your child
1) Clean up after playtime–
Children play with their toys and throw them here and there all around the room which is absolutely ok because they are growing and learning new things which can be messy but after they are done with the play, ask your child to put their toys in place and keep the room neat and tidy. This will help your child to understand the importance of a clean environment.
2) Making Bed–
Making the bed is the easiest activity to start with and children love doing it. Encourage your child to make their own bed before going to bed and after waking up in the morning. Once they start doing it every day, this becomes a habit for the future.
Dusting the areas where we spend most of the time is a very good habit especially during this pandemic situation. Encourage your child to dust the areas where they spend most of their time i.e. study table or chairs, bed. This will help your child to understand the value of cleanliness.
4) Watering Plants–
We have plants inside and outside our home, ask your little ones to water them and take care of them. This way, you can also tell them about the different types of plants and how they are important to us, and your child will try to remember their names.
5) Help washing clothes–
Kids dirty their clothes a lot, they put everything on them. They use their clothes as their towel. Helping Mumma with washing clothes can be fun and learning how their super dirty clothes get cleaned. Ask your child to put the dirty clothes in the washing machine. You can make this activity more interesting by playing some music or poems with some dance steps.
6) Help out in the kitchen–
There are dozens of small and easy activities in the kitchen that kids would definitely be interested in. Small kitchen activities can also help your child to understand the different tastes and nutritional values of the food. Your child can help you with washing vegetables, smashing banana or potato, peeling off boiled potatoes, and many more.