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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Little Helper


My 2yr old daughter loves to help me around the house and I hope she stays that way once she gets a little older. I try and have her help me with the little stuff. She loves to help pull stuff out of the dryer and hand me stuff to fold. She also gets mad when i wont let her sweep when im trying to.

only fun til they catch on


they only think chores are fun for a little while. then they realize its work and give up



Just brought home a plant. Was thinking of introdu cing my little guy to it. Maybe could be his chore

Little Helper


Great article. I'm going to start "training" my little helper right now!

Good helper


My little Girl is a good helper around the house.

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