Learning Life Skills: List of Household Tasks for Different Ages and Stages

Learning Life Skills: List of Household Tasks for Different Ages and Stages

Babies 0-12 months, Kids 5 - 12 years, Parenting, Positive Discipline, Preschoolers 3-5 yrs, Toddlers 12- 36 months
Children when encouraged often love to help around the house. Not only does it help them feel like they are capable and contributing members of the family, it also helps both parent and child have a chance to connect. Wondering what jobs your child can do around the house? With a little bit of help, children can do just about any task around the house and as they grow they can become more and more capable of carrying out these taks independently.  Having children help with just one to three tasks is a great way to get started. Here is list of household tasks for different ages and stages: Toddlers From 1 to 3 years toddlerhood is a great time to start involving children with household taks. Naturally curious about…
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Rivalry To Harmony Part 2: Five Games To Promote Team Work Among Siblings

Family Communication, Kids 5 - 12 years, Positive Discipline
In a different post, I wrote about avoiding and solving conflicts through play. One of the things I wrote about was how I had encouraged my boys to work together as a team.   I received a lot of feedback and questions about other ways to encourage siblings to work together. Here are five games that promote team work among siblings: *The Basket Race: Set a laundry basket full of toys and books that were scattered around in the middle of the room. Set a timer and then challenge siblings to empty out the contents and put them away in the right places before the timer goes off. When the timer goes off celebrate the team victory or ask if the siblings need "overtime" and try again. This is a great way…
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