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Old 07-28-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
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How old are your kida nd what chores do they do.
I have just always done about everything. They make their beds ( and i remake them) and they clean their rooms, and sami will pick up the clothes and put them in the laundry.

Well, Today we had things to do and i wanted ot get out before it was too hot. SO i gave Gabby (4) my Vaccuum, and shewent to twon on the family room. She did a great job.It took her 10 min and it normally takes me 3. but i didnt have to do it, and i was able to clean the kitchen while the family room was being cleaned.
Then i gave sami (5) a wash rag and had her wash off hte table andc chairs. She did a great job! And then i had her scoop the kitty box for me. This was not great, but she id OK. I just showed her when she said she was done, how to finish thejob.

Emma 2 was picking up toys and putting them in the toybox. not much, but it helped some
WHY do I not givemy kids chores. They were proud they helped me, and the work got done faster.
How do you decide what chores are best for what age??
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Sounds like you picked great chores for thier ages! My dd does the dishes and vacumes, dusts, helps fold laundry and wipes down tables etc.. shes great at it.. even tho she hates it now that she is getting older.hahaha
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i also think that you did a great job. maybe a good way to tell what is appropriate for their age is if they're able to consistently do it well (maybe not as well as YOU ) without needing to be prompted after a few times?

i did SO MANY chores when i was growing up. way way more than any of my friends did, and you know what? when i went away to college i was teaching all of my friends how to do laundry, clean, iron, cook, and i was glad that i had done so many things at home in my younger years. i also had a great deal of responsibility for my younger siblings (i practically raised my youngest sister, my mom even admits this!) and i wasn't the least bit scared of becoming a parent.

i think chores are so good for kids. maybe not as many as i had to do as the only female older child, but they really are capable of helping, and doing a good job! and like you said, it really makes them proud!
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Great thread! Do you mind if I ask what do you all think that good chores for a 4 yo and 2 yo are? I am always thinking that they should be able to do things that are either way beyond them or way behind them any suggestions would be awesome. And you can PM me so as not to steal this thread!
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They both have to clean their bedroom & the playroom. They also put their own clean laundry away.

Joshua is 9. He does the dishes (unloads the dishwasher too) and occasionally cleans the bathroom (when needed and I have to tell him)

Noah is 7. He wipes off the table and sweeps the dining room/kitchen daily. He also does the household trash.

Jonah is 2. He doesn't do anything. We are working on getting him to clean up his own toys in his room. At least helping would be a start.

They get weekends off
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"Great thread! Do you mind if I ask what do you all think that good chores for a 4 yo and 2 yo are? I am always thinking that they should be able to do things that are either way beyond them or way behind them any suggestions would be awesome. And you can PM me so as not to steal this thread!"



My kids alll clear their plates and scrape them after each meal. That is something that saves mom a bit oftime, and my kids at 2, 4, and 5.
I think the 2 yo can help pick up toys, and laundry,
4 year olds can help sort laundry, ( and learn colors at the sametime)
My kids also help me put their clothes away. while i hang what needs tobe hung, I have them put away, jammies, and undies and shorts. in the right drawers.


DOnt worry about stealing this thread. I was looking for a discussion....
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