Now that Liam and Stella are a little bit older (Happy 6th birthday Liam!), it’s important for them to learn how to be more responsible. Of course they’re already proving to be promising little chefs with their cooking skills. But Tori and I like to encourage them to help out around the house and learn how to pick up after themselves.
With spring just around the corner, I wanted to find some ways to have Liam and Stella help out with spring-cleaning. If you want to get your little ones involved with household chores, here are three tips that may help.
Make it a Game: Kids love to play, and turning spring-cleaning into a game is a great way to keep them interested. They won’t realize they are actually doing work because they will be too busy having fun. Check out some great games for kids to do chores.
Give Back: Teach your kids to give back by having them pick out and donate clothes they have outgrown, or toys they no longer play with. My mom taught me the importance of reaching out to others, and that’s a lesson I continue to instill in my own children. Help kids realize that giving back is very important, and in the process, they will feel good about it.
Reward the Work: A reward is always nice, and it shows your kids that you appreciate all their hard work. It doesn’t have to be anything big… their favorite dessert, a trip to the movies, or even a little present will all do.
How do you get your little ones to help out with spring-cleaning? Please share with me in the comments below.