Teaching children to pitch in with household chores is a
significant life lesson as it demonstrates the importance of
teamwork and responsibility, and it allows them to develop a sense
of pride around completed tasks.
However, we all know that chores aren't the most exciting or fun
thing to do. What you have to do is make cleaning a game - and why
not start this long weekend? The kids will be having fun, and
you'll benefit from a cleaner house!
The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID offer these creative ways to
make cleaning fun for your children:
- Put on some fun music and invent silly
games. For example, have your children clean up their
toys only using their feet; or have your children clean up one
section of the toy room before the song ends - and then dance with
them for the rest of the song!
- Skate for dust bunnies. Finally, here's
a great use for those socks that have lost their mate! Put on
some old socks and 'skate' around the floors, picking up dust
bunnies along the way. You can also have your child put a matchless
sock on their hand and dust along flat surfaces and baseboards -
the baseboard is the racetrack and the sock is their
- Paint the dust away. Have your children
use a clean, soft paintbrush to remove dust from window frames,
doors tracks, knick-knacks, computer keyboards, etc. The
thickness of the paintbrush will be determined by the size of the
job, but soft bristle brushes are always recommended to ensure the
surface they're cleaning isn't scratched or damaged.
Visit us again next week for even
more fun ways to get your children helping around the home!