Little Helpers – Household Chores for Preschoolers

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My little man is in a “helper” stage. He loves to sweep the floor with his “boom” (broom), and “clean up” (wipe a rag over any surface). I figure I should take advantage of his desire to help out now…right?

Such a good little helper - even back when he was 15 months old!  {via Instagram}

Such a good little helper – even back when he was 15 months old! {via Instagram}

I found this article on 10 Household Chores for Preschoolers that had some great ideas on chores that preschoolers can do around the house. Some of the suggestions my not-quite-two-year-old is still a little young for, but I could see him dusting (maybe not anything glass…but end tables and such, which he kind of does already) and washing windows with a spray bottle of white vinegar (I may have to go over them with a rag myself…he’ll probably just like the spraying part of that task!)

For older children, a responsibilities chart like this one from Melissa and Doug might be helpful to keep track of what needs to be done.

via zulily

via zulily

What kind of household chores do your children do? Do you have specific jobs for the younger ones that they enjoy? (I’m eager to pawn off some of my work! lol)

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