Know that you have Chore Ideas for Kids it’s time to get them helping with out whining! Whining is a part of growing up, it happens. If you checked out my Chore Ideas for Kids I posted you may be wondering how you are supposed to get them to actually do their chores without putting up a fight. Today I’ll share with you some tips on How to Get Your Toddler to do Chores with minimal whining.
Getting your toddler to help around the house not only helps mama out but teaches them great responsibility. I hope these tips helps get your little ones helping out and cuts out a lot of the whining!
1. Make it fun
Making it chores fun is key for getting your toddler helping out. Instead of speaking in an anger or frustrated voice try being excited and cheerful when getting your toddler to do chores. For example instead of barking at them, “pick up your toys!” we sing a song or play a game. Have multiple children? See who can pick up the post toys in the shortest amount of time.
2. Give them a visual
Having visuals are important for toddlers! Get a chore chart so they can see and know what they have to do that day. Use a timer so your toddler can see how much clean up time is left. Print off a free chore chart, you can find it in my Chore Ideas for Kids post.If things are not done before the time goes off, no screen time!
3. Make it easy
The first thing you want to do is make sure the chores are age appropriate. If you are struggling for ideas make sure to read my Chore Ideas for Kids. I make sure I keep my toys in bins that they can get out my themselves and put away by themselves. Don’t overload on toys and keep it simple. If you want to see how I organize our toys to make it easy for the kids to get them our and then away all my themselves check out, Organizing your Toys.
4. Keep it short and be specific
Telling your toddler to go clean their room will not turn out well. They usually will get distracted and will not finish the task. Make sure you are giving your toddler chores they can complete before their attention span runs out! For example instead of saying go clean up your room say put all your clothes in the hamper or put all the books back on the shelve.
5. Sing their praises
Cheer them on and praise them even for a small chore! Feeling good about the work you have done helps encourage you to do it again!
6. Be consistent
If you set up rules then keep the rules. If they did not get the chores done be consistent and follow through. Be consistent with your chores. Do them everyday and try keeping the same ones. If your chore is putting your dishes in the sink after dinner make sure it’d done every single night.
Most importably stay strong mama! Whining may happen but stay calm and stick with it! Teaching your little ones these life skills now will help them in years to come!
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