Brody is really into to helping around the house! He loves to help me with any tasks I am doing and he always does it so cheerfully. I decided to jump at the opportunity and try a chore chart with him while he was wanting to help and not being forced to help!
I printed off a chore chart this weekend and chose 3 chores (since Brody is 3 years old) for him to work at accomplishing every day this week. I will probably rotate through a list of several chores so that he has 3 new chores to work on each week. I just don’t want him to get bored and become uninterested with the same 3 over and over each week.
Chart is from here.
This week we are going to work on…
- Unloading the silverware tray from the dishwasher. (Only spoons and forks. This is one job he already LOVES to help with! I posted a video almost a year ago of him doing this.)
- Take his plate to the sink when he is finished eating.
- Pick-up his toys before going to bed. (This is something he has been doing for over a year, but it never hurts to have a reminder.)
I also have a place for Extra. This is for anything he does around the house without me asking him to do it. He always does things to be helpful without being asked, so I wanted to make sure we are acknowledging the extra things he is doing to help.
I keep this chart posted on the refrigerator with the stickers near it so that we can immediately put a sticker on the chart when he completes a chore. At the end of each week, we will see how many he has completed and then reward him with something small like some candy or maybe a trip to the dollar section at Target!
This isn’t about making Brody ‘work’ around the house. I don’t care if he completes all 3 each day or none at all. He is 3 and I understand that. We just want to begin to teach him, even at 3, about responsibility. Hopefully, this is a fun way for him to learn! And as of right now, he is having a lot of fun with this…can you tell? :)
Hope y’all are having a great week!