I am starting to implement chores into Levi's daily routine. He does all the things he is told to do - pick up his toys, throw away his trash, put his dirty clothes in the laundry room, puts his dishes in the sink, and simple things like that.
He also helps me with random chores around the house - helping load the dishwasher, throwing clothes in the washer and dryer, "dusting" (the fireplace is his thing), etc. - but that is simply because he likes to and wants to. I admit, sometimes I would rather just do it myself to get it done faster, but I know it's important to let him help, so I try to.
He's three and a half, so helping is still fun! Well, except for picking up his toys. He gets very distracted and ends up playing! :)
I recently heard that it's a good idea to start teaching them now to make their bed and to LET them - no matter how it may look. Oooohhhh....that's hard for me to leave alone! But I think I'm going to start having him make his bed each morning. That seems like a good start. Ha!
And, I want to get one of those cool chore charts and let him put stickers on it. Because a sticker is a good incentive to do anything, right? Stickers to kids are like check marks for mommies. I love a good old fashioned check mark on my to-do list!
So, other than these things, I'm not sure what other daily "chores" he is ready for. I think there's a balance for instilling a good work ethic, but still letting them be a kid. You know what I mean? I'm just trying to find that balance.
Do your kiddos help around the house? What kinds of things do you have them do?