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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My 2 yr old loves helping

great ideas


it is never to early to get your kids in the habbit of doing chores! my son is 2.5 and he helps me put away laundry, sweep, mop, and dust the house all the time! with his little sister due any day now I have been trying to introduce more things that he can he with when his sister arrives!

Folding clothes


I have my 21 month old daughter help fold the wash cloths! She loves it! She also helps by taking the softener sheets out of the clothes for me while I fold!

Younger Helpers


My 2 and 4 year old love to fold the wash cloths and smaller towels when they come out of the dryer. They are also expected to clear their dishes off the table and put them in the sink. I find that when I expect more out of them at a young age instead of waiting until they are a little older, they learn quicker and enjoy helping more!

Great read


My almost 3 year old loves to hold the dustpan and her favorite is laundry.

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