Re: Teaching kids housekeeping skills
My baby LOVES riding the vacuum, so it is a fun game to vacuum (not that he is helping). And anytime before snacks or meals, all toys must be picked up. They don't eat until things are picked up. After the last meal of the day and the baby having thrown food off his high chair all day, the floor is always a mess. It is apart of my 3.5yo's daily chores to help sweep, so we give him a small handheld one and we make it a game to find all the dirt on the floor and sweep it up. It is also his responsibility to put his dirty clothes in the laundry basket in the bathroom.