Here at the Sydney Therapy Co, not only are we professionals who work with children and families every day, we are also parents.
The thought of our children helping us around the house is wonderful (who wouldn’t love that!) but we also wanted to look at why it has multiple benefits and a quick guide to what suits different age groups.
Why do we professionals think chores are great?
Chores are actually wonderful for kids because:
Isn’t it mean making my child do chores?
Children not born with key skills needed to carry out many of the household tasks required to get jobs done, that’s why this is an excellent everyday opportunity for parents to help hone these skills.
It’s not mean, it’s all part of their development.
There are a few things you (as a parent) need to remember:
So, what appropriate chores can I give my child?
When you make up a list of chores or jobs around the house, it’s very important to factor in their capability to understand and then complete the tasks required.
Skills can vary from child to child and you will know best what suits your family at any given time.
Our quick guide on age appropriate chores:
3-4 Year Olds
Putting dirty clothes in the washing basket
5-6 Year Olds
7-8 Year Olds
9-10 Year Olds
Remember, the physical and mental skills you help build now will push your children to be stronger and more resilient adults in the future. If you think you might need additional help in building these skills and help their cognitive thinking – book an appointment with us today to discuss.