What do you think ’household chores’, ‘cleaning’ and ‘cooking’ have to do with screen time? They list in the top reasons parents give when asked ‘When do you use screen time for your kids?’ That’s why we’ve created Active Play Idea #13 – Rub-A-Dub-Dub. Next time you need to get the housework done, have a quick think before you grab for the screen if there’s some way your child can be involved.
It’s worked in my household. Whether it’s nature, nurture or a bit of both – my kid is now quite helpful when it comes to getting the housework done. I just hope his enthusiasm for cleaning, doing the washing and cooking stays with him for life.
You can do this play idea with babies – give them some pegs to play with when you’re hanging out the washing, play ‘peek-a-boo’ behind large pieces of washing or give them a selection of pots, pans and wooden utensils to explore in the kitchen during meal prep.
We’d love to hear your tips and tricks for getting kids to help with housework.
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Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.