CHORES!!!….UGH who truly wants to do them? Not me, not my husband and certainly not our toddlers! Unfortunately, for the four of us, we all have responsibilities in our home. Albeit, quite often with VERY STRONG resistance… FROM ALL OF US! However, the importance of chores for toddlers goes beyond having a clean and safe home. This seemingly mundane task may help develop invaluable life skills in your toddler that will follow them into childhood, adolescence and eventually, adulthood.
It’s true, sometimes including our little ones in the tidying up process can be perceived as though we are doing more work. And truthfully, we probably are. Their disordered contribution may have us feeling as if we are not moving along fast enough or that they are making a monumental mess rather than helping out. Yet, this added effort is nourishing your toddler with competent skills they will carry with them throughout their lives.
The Importance of Chores for Toddler: