“Education starts at home.”
It is such a true statement, I believe.
Watching your child grow out to be a successful and productive individual is every parent’s desire. And it all starts at home. Most of a child’s ability to communicate, to relate to their peers, and their attitude and the quality of a person he/she becomes, is developed from home, most particularly during their school-age (6-8 years).
Apart from helping them in their schools’ take-home tasks, parents can help give their children a head start by teaching them how to do the common chores in the house especially during this pandemic.
It’s the perfect timing for them to learn. Duties help teens learn responsibility and confidence. Assigning kids regular chores helps teach them to become responsible. Tasks that personally affect your kids, such as cleaning their room or doing their laundry, can help them become more independent at the same time.
Allowing your child to perform some household chores does not necessarily mean you let them handle the entire process and carry full responsibility. It must be with your correct supervision and proper guidance.
These are the basic household chores appropriate for school-age children (6-8 years):
Watering the garden and indoor plants
Watering the plants daily helps the child understand the importance of everyday routine. It allows their sense of responsibility to act naturally and make them able to wake up every morning to do it.
Assist in hanging out clothes
A laundry job is not generally advisable for young kids. Better do the laundry yourself then let your child assist you in hanging the clothes out to the open or inside your house with the help of the best heated clothes airer . In this way, you help your child realize how to take care of his or her pieces of stuff.
Feeding the pets
Young kids are natural pet lovers. Letting them feed their pets regularly established a strong connection between the pet and the owner. It is a perfect opportunity for creating a strong relationship.
Cleaning and putting back crockery and cutlery after using
This task helps your child become responsible for the kitchen stuffs or utensils they used and how to put it back in their proper sections. Strict guidance is advised for some are sharp-edged objects.
Organizing the bookshelves and study area
Develop their organizing and management skills through simple methods of arranging the books and other related stuff. It empowers your child to boost their sense of creativity.
Simple task such as cleaning, wiping, and mopping
This includes cleaning out bathroom sinks, wiping down kitchen tables, mopping floors, or taking out the rubbish. Just assign your child the easy and light task that fits to their level of strength and ability, as necessary.
There are valuable reasons why children should help out around the house:
- Teach life skills developed talents
- Learn responsibility and self-confidence.
- Teach teamwork.
- Build self-esteem.
- Build a strong work ethic.
- Improve planning and time management skills.
- Develop problem solving skills
- Prepares the way for success in adulthood
- Teach them to take care of themselves (independent)
Your child deserves a “Job Well Done” reward after the task is completed. Make them feel that you appreciate what they did and that they are improving each day. Prepare something special for them like their favorite foods or snacks or giving them time for indoor or outdoor recreational activities.