How To Include Your Kids In A Family Chore Chart
Kids as young as preschool age should be included in your family chore chart. Make one chart for everyone, divided by specific jobs, or make separate charts for each member of the family. There are a lot of ways to organize your family chore chart. Here are suggested chores for different age groups.
- Preschool age children are capable of doing things like picking up after themselves, putting away their toys, and putting their dishes in the sink after a meal.
- School-age children, in addition to the chores they began doing as preschoolers, can load and unload the dishwasher, run the vacuum or sweep the floor.
- Preteens can help prepare meals, learn to run the dishwasher, and assist with yard work.
- Teenagers are ready for even more family responsibility. Give them chores that include cleaning a bathroom, changing the sheets on their bed, mowing the lawn, and preparing family meals.
For more ideas, see age-appropriate chore charts for kids.