Children can learn effectively by doing simple tasks at home, which will give them a sense of responsibility and develop respect and knowledge, learn how to elaborate or perform various tasks of daily life as well as respect and consideration for their environment .

The more formal assignments generally begin between the first and second years, where children can be asked to complete some math assignments, simple writing assignments, or an activity sheet. The purpose of this assignment is to reinforce what has been learned in class. But when they already have more independence and mobility, certain tasks at home can also be very effective for their development.

Benefits of household chores for children

  • To bridge the gap between learning at school and learning at home. In turn, parents will be able to see what their child can do and participate in their learning.
  • Improve children’s concentration and focus.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility.
  • Provide children with the challenges and stimuli they need to participate in their class work.
  • They can become more confident about themselves.
  • Improve your motor skills.
  • Stimulate the capacity for collaboration in children.

Certain responsibilities cannot be left only in the hands of teachers or professors, at home the solid foundations with which the child prepares to develop as a more complete person must be built. By developing the capacity for collaboration and responsibility, we will be preparing a person who can function with more security and respect for others, and with this, other skills such as motor skills and the sense of organization, order and choice.

Involving children from an early age makes them more responsible and by making them feel useful strengthens their security and ties with other family members. Do not underestimate children and do not consider that doing small tasks at home can bore them, if you are able to make them see it as a game, you already have almost everything going for you.

First stage


Advanced stage


2-3 years . He is now able to gather his toys and put them in their place, eat alone, throw things away, water the plants and take his clothes to the room.

4-5 years . He is able to dress himself although he may need help to fasten some buttons or zip up, he can also groom himself, set the table, feed the pet and wash the dishes with supervision.

6-7 years . You can make the bed, organize your desk, pack your backpack, vacuum, and dust the furniture.

8-9 years . It is time to take a bath alone, clean the floor, take care of the pet, prepare breakfast or another simple dish with supervision, serving cereal is an example.

10-11 years. He will be able to clean his room, take out the pet, clean the garden, hang the clothes and take care of a younger brother.

12 years and older . At this age you can take out the trash, do the shopping, clean the glassware, and sew a button.

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By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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