Housework with Toddlers

Housework with Toddlers

Since our kids like to imitate us, why not show them ways to help around the house? Some easy chores kids can do (with parental supervision) include dusting, watering plants and sorting laundry. Get more ideas.

Ready to start teaching your child to help around the house? Now is just the time to take advantage of her desire to imitate you. She may slow things down at first (don't be surprised if the housework takes at least twice as long with her "helping"), but in the long run, her participation will pay off in so many ways. For one thing, she'll feel proud to be a part of the family's responsibilities.

At this age, your child should be able to help you:

  • dust
  • water plants
  • put laundry in piles
  • hold a dustpan

Just don't expect her to work alone — she'll need you there every step of the way.

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good read


Nice read, my wife and I have been implementing chores into our routine with both our boys.

Always Good


I'm a stay at home mom. Allowing my 19 month old help me sort the laundry, water the plants and even if she spills some of her water i'll giver her a paper towel to wipe it up these are a definite way to keep her engaged. I'll ever take her step stole and let her put the cloths in the washer and dryer.



She loves to use the towel and polish the cabinet doors in the kitchen.

Helping at Home

Sara 11/27/2015

Our two year old loves to help with anything, especially putting things in the trash or in the recycling bin!



My little girl loves to help clean

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