As your child gets a bit older, their ability to do a few small chores independently increases, especially if they were helping out with little things before their fourth birthday. As they make their way through preschool and into grade school, here are a few things they can manage:
- Help set the table.
- Make their bed.
- Water plants/the garden.
- Help put away groceries.
- Put nonbreakable (and not sharp) items in the dishwasher.
- Switch laundry from the washer to dryer.
- Help clear the dinner table.
- Pack up their backpack for school.
- Sort silverware.
- Sweep floors.