When can I start giving chores to my children?

Children can start looking after their belongings and doing basic little chores from two years old. The older they are, the more competent they become. Allow and expect them to, and they will. Check out our list of age-appropriate chores for children ...

But why should children help with the washing?

Why is it important that children assist with the clothes washing? Firstly, it is an activity that needs to be done. So there is no adding to a parents' already busy day. Secondly, there's an abundance of skills that can be learned when helping with the washing.