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  • Pick up your toys.
  • Make them fun, help mommy set the table. If I clean this and you clean this, who can do it quicker, etc.
  • They can help with tidying their room, helping to fold washing, and maybe sweeping the yard. Though of course, all these things have to be done again if you want them doing right! Just dont let them see you!
  • Feed the family pet... After a few times, they will love to do it and have it done without even asking to do so...
  • Bring the small waste bins to be emptied. Help in setting the table used to be one in our house but so many people do not sit at family meals any more. Dusting flat surfaces that do not have ornaments, picking up their own toys and clothes.Anything small and helpful, children soon suss out the fact that it is a made up job if it is something that is not normally done as a chore.
  • I have a son of exactly that age. I tell him to pick up his toys, crayons when he's done using them, basically to keep an almost-decent looking family room or bedroom. Also I give him easy things to do like setting up the table (anything but something breakable or hot), on warm days he helps me to water the garden and plants, etc. The key here is to give him or her little chores without nagging about it, but instead using something like "Would you help me..." or "Let's see who can do this faster", that always gets in their competitive nature.
  • Let them learn how to change the toilet paper rolls, it's easy and overlooked often by many.
  • I like to teach my neices and nephews about getting my remotes, getting the phone, letting the dogs out.. they are good little maids.. I mean kids!
  • put a brightly covered basket in their room and tell ten to put all their dirty clothes in it. have baskets and boxes for them to put toys in.
  • Personally I would limit the work load for a child that age to picking up after themselves, which is a lot of work in and of itself. And if they manage well enough at that, then perhaps provide them with oppurtunities to do some of the more "Fun" household jobs such as setting the table, emptying the wastebaskets, putting the pets out, cleaning the bathtub, folding linens, etc. But I don't think it's a good idea to present it in the same mood that you would a "Chore" with an older child, you want to provide the kid with a chance to see it as a way of helping out, rather than as an imposed duty or something that they absolutely have to do, so that they can learn to enjoy it.
  • wash PLASTIC dishes, clean the small household messes. WHen i babysit i make them pick up wat ever they get out
  • Pick up your toys. It he writes on the walls, have him scrub that area with a rag. Teach him how to vacuum. I knew a 5 yr. old that vacuumed quite well.
  • Micro fiber shoes and mittens to dust and do the hard wood floors.
  • My four year old (and her two year old brother) help pick up the toys every night before bed. They help unload the dishwasher (not the silverware, though), help wash the windows, sweep and mop the floors. They also help with yard work (weeding, picking veggies, watering, etc) and put their own clothes away (I have to come along afterwards and fold everything, but they put all their clothes in the drawers). I give them magic erasers and have them clean the lower part of the shower, also!
  • Obviously picking up their toys, and helping with clearing up their own plates after dinner.
  • Give them a brush and shove them up the chimney well they are just the right size for the job arnt they....only kidding:-)
  • My kids would fight over who got to vacuum, it was like a special treat for them so I never considered it a chore sine they enjoyed it. My 4 yr old loved to help sort the laundry (whites, darks, colors). She would then piece by piece throw the clothes into the washing machine. I would pour the liquid and set the cycle and she would press start. She got a sense of accomplishment and she got real good with her colors.
  • Counting sets of clothes and pairs of socks for laundering. Emptying Wastepaper baskets. Dusting not precious items. Sorting colours in washing. Measuring amounts for cooking and laundry. Sorting desk drawers for the coloured pens and paper messages. I used to try to give myson anything that meant he was helping but could learn too. Sorting cupboard shelves to get the correct cans in lines.. It is amazing how quickly they learn.
  • Let's put it this way. If I could build a house, I'd get a 4 year old to help me,just the small stuuf. Am not that heartless.:-)
  • My 4 year old loves to do chores. She always want's to help me out with something. She has to clean her room every night befor bed. I make her help her brother clean his room because he is only 22 months and most of the time she helps him make the mess. I make her pick up her plate and cup from the dinner table. She also has to pick up her folded clothes and put away her dirty clothes. That is about it for now. My mom never gave me chores when I was growing up and as I got older it was hard for her to get me to do anything around the house. She spoild me and I learned from her. Teach them young!
  • Maybe picking up their toys....
  • Find chores that they can have fun with. Such as, dusting, I give my daughter a couple wipes and she's goes to town on the living room. She also enjoys winding up the vaccuum cord and handing me clean dishes out of the dishwasher. Picking up their toys is a give-in.
  • It depends on what they're capable of at that age. Of course, you wouldn't make them vacuum or anything.
  • Helping set the table - she helps the older kids. Putting away her toys. Helping prepare dinner (that one is really fun for her and she feels like she has really helped me)
  • My little sister is perfect for this stuff. I say to her "Do you wanna do me a favour?" and she always nodds. Its brilliant! I get her to fetch me small items or take my laundery downstairs. I can't wait till she's old enough to do my work for me!!
  • I would start with something easy like clean up your toys, or clean your room. Maybe, if you think their mature enough, they can make their bed.
  • Teach them to pick up their toys, make a game out of it, as they learn to put things back where they belong. Perhaps helping you clear the table of the things that aren't breakable. Kids love to feel like they're helping at that age. You can get creative with that. They can hand you the laundry piece by piece to be put in the washer, things like that. If you have the patience to do it at their pace, you can think of many things. And you kid gets the self-esteem boost of being helpful.
  • My 4-year old has a list of chores that she receives a quarter for each one she completes. It's always an option for her. She has a special chore bank and when she wants a toy she can earn money to buy it. It teaches her about the different coins, what adds up to $25 cents and the value of working for her toys. When she's motivated to earn extra quarters she asks for more jobs and is learning how to do quite a bit. She can make her bed, put laundry away (with direction), feed the dog, help set the table, empty small garbage cans, tidy her room before bed, dust the banister and water the plants. She also helps to unload the dishwasher. Some chores I need to give her some direction, but the more she does it the better she gets. I never nag her to do them, it's up to her, but the allowance is a good motivator.
  • My daughter is 3 and my son is 15 Months and they both pick up their toys and they like to help me put the clothes in the dryer. My son like to try to run the sweeper and daughter like to try to be mommy to her brother.
  • Little Timmy go arc weld my bumper back on, then go reshingle the roof, and then when your done with that, do all of the family's taxes.
  • smile and wave
  • brush teeth, pick up toys, comb hair... if thier bed is small enough they can help make the bed. I always added be happy to my son's chore chart since he was prone to tantrums.
  • My 3-year-old clears her plate from the table, picks up toys, helps put her laundry away,and assists me with all basic household chores. The point at this age is to just teach the basics. For example, my daughter 'helps' me with the dishes. She is in charge of putting the sippy cups away (which takes her as long as it takes me to empty the entire dishwasher. Then she 'helps' me was dishes. She pulls up a chair and picks up dishes and runs them under the water. I giver her a sponge to help too. I'm not concerned about her being able to properly wash the dish, but to be aware that the dishes need to be washed. This holds true for laundry too.
  • they love to be helpful and my daughter is in charge of cutlery and getting milk and juice for meals. Before we read stories at bedtime we set the alrm clock for 3 minutes and do a tidy in her room. She knows the routine and the then the story time and cuddle is a great way to end the day.
  • tidying up time (toys, ect), gardening i don't know why but i used to love picking weeds when i was little, polishing can be fun for young children you can make patterns with the spray but supervise your child while they are handling chemicals would'nt want them to spray it in their mouths. hope i helped you
  • Our son does a lot. He will be 4 in August. He picks up everyones clothes and puts them in the laundry baskets, helps put dishes away (we only use plastic and he has us get the knives). He helps load the dishwasher (I hand him the stuff and he puts it in). He also helps vaccum and sweep though I do it more throughly another day and he has his own hand broom and dust pan. As well as pick up toys and he also gets the dirty dishes from the bedrooms (cups for water at night, or a plate from a snack the night before).
  • I think that having your child pick up their toys is fine but also make it fun for them by making it a counting game or a race against time, I also think that letting them help you fold things like wash clothes or putting clothes in the dryer, carrying their laundry to their rooms, any small chore but try to make it fun not something that they will fight you on every time you metion it. You could also let them do 1-2 things one day then switch it with another chore the next day. You will be surprised what they can help with and how much fun it can be to spend that time with them instead of having them go play while you do all of it yourself and you will get alot of interesting conversations out of them also. Good Luck!!
  • First makeure whatever your wanting your daughter to do is safe but fun at the same time. Maybe picking up toys for an extra new exciting toy every week If your having trouble getting your daughter to do chores then you have to treat her after maybe a trip out ect.

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