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.

Leave a comment *Mandatory text
I confirm I have written the entirety of the content and agree to the community guidelines and terms and conditions
  • Show comments

Little loves to help

TabN 08/04/2015

MY little loves to help switch the laundry, put the gel pack into the dishwasher spot for soap, pour water into our dog's bowl. I even give my little, her own bowl and whisk to help while I'm cooking.

Clean up idea's

08/04/2015

Thanks for the ideas! The more help, the better! :)

Great article

08/04/2015

Thanks for the ideas! The more help, the better! :)

Big helpers

08/02/2015

I love that my toddler always wants to help me. He loves it! He will help me put laundry in the washer as well as help me sweep and he even cleans up his own toys!

Big helper

08/02/2015

my LO is such a big helper! She likes to copy mommy!

Fun Family Vacation Ideas

Your child would like to sit in sand and play all day. You, on the other hand, would like to do some sightseeing or relaxing. Here’s are a few tips on planning a fun vacation for the whole family.

Read more

Creating family routines and rituals

How daily rituals help our kids feel secure and help them learn about order. Holiday traditions too, are treasured by our preschoolers. Get more details on rituals.

Read more

Traveling With Two or More Children

Time to hit the road (or board a plane) with your little ones? Whether it's trains, planes, or automobiles, traveling with more than one child takes some planning, patience, and ingenuity. Here are some

Read more