We’ve always believed that our children need to help out by doing simple chores in the home we all share and make messes in.
However, we tend to get stuck in routines and patterns that don’t encourage children to help more as they become older. There are days we suddenly realize our daughter is a lot more capable than we gave her credit for. Perhaps she’s able to help out beyond bed making and picking up her toys.
Repetitive, simple chores help everyone. They give you a break and a time frame to do other things, and your children learn responsibility, life skills, and how to care for items they use.
Click through to see ideas for simple chores for kids ages 4-7:
Need to keep track of what’s being done? Check out these 14 amazing chore charts: print, purchase, or DIY.
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