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    Default *spinoff* How old are your children and what chores do they do?

    Another thread had me curious. At what age do your children help out around the house and what do you expect them to do?

    My eldest two are 6 and 3 (nearly 4). They:
    *keep their room tidy
    *pack away the playroom
    *take their plates/cups to the bench when they've finished eating
    *return anything that belongs to them (toys etc) they have out in the lounge room.

    They are fairly independent with bathing (they are supervised but they dry and dress themselves etc) but this isn't a chore- more of a help for me.

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    Almost 9 year old

    Takes rubbish out
    Feeds cat
    Keeps room clean
    Puts clothes away
    Scraps plate, puts in sink

    3 year old

    Keeps room clean
    Fills cows water
    Puts clothes away
    Scraps plate, puts in sink

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    4 year old-

    Plates etc to sink after use
    Takes lunchbox out of kindy bag and puts it in the bench
    Makes bed (badly lol)
    Tidies up bedroom, playroom and any other mess she makes
    Puts pjs back on bed/in laundry basket each morning after getting dressed
    Feeds cat

    7 year old-

    As above +
    Feeds birds
    Puts all dirty clothes in laundry basket

    Each weekend the kids do extra chores. Depends on what needs doing but examples are: watering plants, sweeping the deck, tidying up the DVD drawers, helping wash the car.

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    Ds 6yrs
    Cleans own room
    Helps wash dog
    Clears table
    Packs schoolbag

    Dd almost 3 (with mild disabilities)
    Helps ds clear table
    Feeds dog

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    4yo
    Clears her dishes
    Tidies her toys
    Puts her pjs away
    Dresses herself
    Washes herself
    Packs her kindy bag

    6yo
    As above+
    Unpacks her bag after school
    Puts toothpaste on the toothbrushes in the mornings
    Waters the veggie patch
    Feeds the worm farm

    Eta wow it sounds like a lot when I write it down! They really are growing up fast :/

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    Ds is 2.5. I am not strict with chores but big on encouraging him to help out.

    He picks up after himself - dirty clothes into the hamper, rubbish in the bin, dirty dishes in the sink, help pack away toys when weve finished playing with them. He can wash himself in the bath, and we are working on the ability to completely dress / undress on his own. He gets his own drink too (water in a plastic cup).

    "Work" he loves to do -- helps me do the washing (loading clothes, adding powder and pushing the buttons) and turns the dishwasher on after I have stacked it... then he helps unstack when done.

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    Um...

    She's 8.5, and I expect her to:

    *Tidy her room on her own
    *Shower on her own
    *Make her own breakfast
    *Take care of her pets (fish and mice)
    *Put her folded clothes away
    *Get ready for school without assistance (except her hair because she does a terrible job lol).
    *Take out the recycling and the rubbish if the bag isn't too full (too heavy)
    *Empty her schoolbag (This one rarely happens unless I have a tantrum about it)

    On occasion I get her to help me out by doing little things... like bringing dirty cutlery and crockery to the dishwasher, or hanging out the washing on the line.

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    DD (2)
    Puts dirty clothes in her basket after the bath
    Helps pack up after playing
    Puts her plate/bowl/cups in the kitchen (still working on this one!)
    Puts shoes away

    She also likes to 'help' sweep, mop, wipe surfaces, cook, load the washing machine (her favourite!) unpack the dishwasher and make beds.

    Basically I'm just introducing her to regular chores and giving her age-appropriate requirements that she can easily understand and achieve. The idea being that putting shoes away and dirty clothes in the basket etc become habits rather than chores!

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    I've just realised my kids are pampered. Ds5 and ds3 take their dishes to the sink and they sometimes clean their toy room. I help. Thanks for this, there are some great ideas in here!

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    Dd is almost 3 and I encourage to help mum around the house, kinda make it a game for her. We put music on and we have a dance while I do real housework, She loves to spray and wipe, hold the vaccume, mop with her toy mop ect ect.... She puts her dishes in the sink. Rubbish in the bin. Pushes her chair in. Dresses herself.
    ds is 10mths and likes to lick the floor clean.
    Last edited by Beefie; 06-11-2013 at 20:41.


 

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