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Just about all families expect children to contribute in some way to the family. Some children have household chores or jobs they’re responsible for every day or week, other kids help out when their parents ask them to. Doing chores helps children learn about:

  1. what they need to do to care for themselves
  2. skills they can use in their adult lives, like preparing meals, cleaning, organising and keeping a garden

Here’s a bunch of parenting tips on what chores are appropriate for your kids: If your kid is in kindergarten, then here are a few chores for them:

  • Pick up toys after playing with them
  • Put dirty clothes directly into the laundry basket
  • Help set up the table for dinner by putting salt and pepper and arranging plates
  • Help feed the pet

If your child is in primary school, then he/she is ready for some more responsibilities. So here are a few chores that your child can do:

  • Feed the pet
  • Help put away groceries
  • Help fold the laundry after washing
  • Dusting
  • Set the table during dinner and when guests come home
  • Water plants regularly
  • Pack lunchbox into the basket

When your child is in Middle school, they are ready to do these chores:

  • Fold the dry laundry
  • Put away their own laundry in their closets
  • Help with cooking dinner, by sorting vegetables
  • Start gardening chores
  • Run a few errands, for the family

When your child is in high school, they are almost adults and need to be independent; so here are a list of chores for them:

  • Change sheets on the bed
  • Clean toilet and bathroom and room mirrors
  • Cook simple meals
  • Make and pack own lunches
  • Clean the family car
  • Clean the fridge
  • Wash the dishes after dinner

Download the Mai app to improve your child’s skill in following instructions and also assess your child’s skill in learning new skills.

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