If you follow along with this site over on Facebook then you know that my two and three year old kids have successfully been cleaning their rooms all on their own. Ya’ll this is huge!
I don’t deal with mess very well and yet it seems like my house is always messy.
A few weeks ago I was running around the house with my head cut off like a chicken trying to clean up a mess, you may have read about it here. It was when my son laughed and asked if I was going to clean the mess up again that I decided something needed to change.
You see, I love my tots and I really don’t mind their rooms being messy, I want them to feel like they can play and explore their imagination through their toys, in a way, I adore seeing that mess because I know it means that they are playing.
Despite the fact I don’t mind their rooms being clean or messy (I hope they don’t read this as teenagers) I knew that they were old enough for chores. So, what better place to start then with their rooms.
The thing that I love about this chore chart is how it’s so easy for young kids to use.
They just look at the picture and see exactly what is is that they are supposed to be doing!
It’s simple enough for them to use.
It incorporates easy task that they were already doing such as brushing their teeth with chores that were less familiar to them, such as making their beds. The thought process behind that was so that it wouldn’t seem overwhelming.
It follows a timeline.
Young kids are able to look at this chore chart and know exactly what it is that they are supposed to be doing next. That makes my day a whole lot easier!
As kids complete a chore have them add a sticker to the assigned spot. Kids love that!