Parents often think that giving housework to the kids takes away too much time during these vital years of carefree life. However, psychologists say that when your children have the opportunity to help, they feel like members of the family and learn to be independent, which is more than necessary for their normal development.

3 years old

– Can put away the toys
– Can brush the teeth, wash and comb the hair
– Can dress and undress with a little help
– Can return the books on the shelves
– Can help set the table for lunch
– Can clean the mess
– Can return items on a lower shelf that can be easily reached

4 years old

– Helps make the bed
– Dusts
– Helps with simple desserts (decorates them etc)
– Sets the table for lunch
– Helps clean the yard
– Helps wash the dishes

5 years old

– Makes the bed. Helps clean the house
– Goes to the store
– Feeds the pet and cleans it
– Tie shoelaces
– Can make a sandwich and clean the mess
– Can dress and undress
– Can put the clean clothes in the closet

6 years old

– Vacuums
– Waters the plants
– Walks the dog
– Throws the garbage
– Chooses clothes depending on what it is the weather like outside
– Prepares simple meals (sandwiches, boiled eggs)
– Peels fruit and vegetables

7 years old

– Bathes the pet
– Irons simple clothes
– Does the chores given by the parents
– Wakes up and goes to bed alone
– Leaves the toilet clean after using it

8-9 years old

– Wipes the floors
– Puts things back in the closet
– Takes a bath without help
– Helps the parents
– Takes care of younger brother or sister
– Draws and paints

9-10 years old

– Uses the washing machine
– Crosses the street alone
– Visits friends alone
– Goes to the grocery store
– Prepares meals
– Washes the car

10-11 years old

– Takes bus rides
– Saves money
– Stays home alone
– Has a hobby

11-12 years old

– Helps parents do important tasks at home
– Cleans the oven
– Helps younger brother or sister when it’s time for bed
– Becomes independent when given responsibilities
– Does the homework alone

13-17 years old

– Makes lunch
– Helps the elderly
– Knows when it’s time for bed depending whether it’s school day or weekend
– Starts to understand his/her capacities
– Makes decisions alone

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Parents often think that giving housework to the kids takes away too much time during these vital years of carefree life. However, psychologists say that when your children have the opportunity to help, they feel like members of the family and learn to be independent, which is more than...