Happy Monday to you! Today is my first day of school, but my kiddo has been in school for over three weeks now. We’re getting settled in to her routine now, but mine? That’s a whole ‘nother can of worms, as they say in my hometown.
I don’t know about you folks, but I really struggle to find the balance between my job, my kids and my house. When I talk to other teachers, I often hear them say the same. Now that my oldest is five, she certainly is mature enough to help out with some of the household chores. I thought today we’d look at some ways to simplify our chore load by getting the kiddos involved.
I like this list of “age appropriate chores” that I found over at The Happy Housewife. I’ve actually had this pinned on my Pinterest since Emorie was about two (now she’s five).
I like how she broke this list down by age- it gave me an idea of where to start without expecting way too much.
If your kids are like mine, they are very visual. This visual chore chart would help my kiddo to have an idea of what she needs to do and whether or not she’s remembered to do it. I got this from Frugal Fanatic.
After all, I have a grown up version of this chore chart myself 🙂
I also think it would be helpful to assign your young children the same daily chores but rotate chores with bigger kids. Some sort of incentive would sweeten the pot as well.
What sort of chore charts and incentives do you use? I’m not sure at this point which direction I want to go. Comment below and tell me what works in your house.
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