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.

3 things to encourage in your child’s play

Play provides your child with opportunities to develop in a number of essential skills such as planning and sequencing, executive functioning, problem solving, social skills and understanding others, expressive and receptive language and self-regulation.