Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chores appropriate for Pre-schoolers

Hohohoh....saw an episode of Jon and Kate where they assigned the little ones chores, ingatkan nak tambah chores for Salma but she's actually been doing all the age appropriate chores..thought maybe she could sweep the floor or iron clothes (just kidding!). Well, a mother can only hope :P


Ages 2, 3 and 4

Many toddlers are eager to help with chores, and while their “helping” may not always be truly helpful, we should encourage that excitement and the habit of helping out around the household.

Some chores 2-4 year olds can do

Help make the bed

Put dishes in the sink (Plastic!)

Pick up toys and books

Take laundry to the laundry room

Help feed pets

Help wipe up messes

Dust with socks on their hands

Mop in areas with help.

Use potty

Brush teeth

Floss teeth (with help and a flosser)

Water garden (with pre measured water)

Pick up toys at the end of day

Chores appropriate for 4 to 6 year old children

Four, five and six year olds still find helping to be an exciting venture and usually are happy to try and help. At this age, they are ready to do some chores without constant supervision. Rewards at this age are very motivating.

Chores for 4 - 6 year olds

Clear and set the table


Help preparing food to cook?Carrying and putting away groceries

Use bathroom

Wash hands

Brush teeth

Floss Teeth (with flosser)

Water garden

Pick up toys

Feed pet

Make bed/change sheets (start with having him/her take off the dirty sheets and hand you the clean ones )

Set table

Carry dirty dishes to kitchen or sink

Put away folded clean clothes

Put dirty clothes into clothes hamper

Set out clothes for the next day

Set out backpack, shoes etc (whatever is needed for school)

Clean room (have him/her help with picking up things and putting them in their appropriate place)


iza said...

best nye ade anak pompuan su.. bole tolong mak wat keje rumah..

suria said...

boys pun kena buat gakla iza..pengsanla mak kalau anak semua boys..ehhe

iza said...

opps salah la, anak pompuan bole teman mak shopping..