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5 Fun Ways to Introduce Your Child to Chores

We’ve all run into the issue with our children of trying to get them to complete a chore that they have no interest in. As is the case with most things children do not want to do, making them seem more fun can be the only solution. There are many fun ways to introduce your child to chores. It does not have to take much time and can make your life easier in the long run. 

Introduce Your Child To Chores 

Don’t make it a hassle to introduce your child to chores. It can even be a time to bond with them as you are trying to figure out their work ethic and way of going about doing things. At Carithers Pediatrics Group, we are here to help you as you move through the developmental stages of your child’s life and bring in new components of it. 

Introduce A Creative Chart Of Family Chores 

From the beginning, introduce your child to chores in a creative way. If your child is able to see what chores everyone in the family is doing, they will see it as more like a family project. This could look like a chart put on a common room’s wall, so everyone can see the other tasks. Your child can even play a part in creating the chart with craft supplies. That way, from the beginning it feels like a game that they get to be a part of, not have to. 

Make Chores Seem Like A Game 

Once the chart is even fun to observe, the actual chores can be as well. Find ways to turn normal chores into interesting and exciting activities. Something as simple as cleaning their room can turn into a dance party that incorporates cleaning or unloading the dishwasher becomes a puzzle to find the missing place. 

Scholastic provides nine ways to make household chores more fun that offers you even more ideas on games and ideas. This can give you inspiration, so all you have to do is make them happen. 

Create Challenges 

Along with games, introduce your child to chores with challenges. When children see a sense of competition in something they are doing, they often want to win. If you give them time to get something done or even a race against siblings, they will want to make it happen. This not only gets chores completed but also teaches children about competitions and working to achieve a goal. 

Implement a Reward System 

Another great way to introduce your child to chores in a fun way is to provide an incentive. A reward system is a way to get children excited about what they are doing. They will want to complete what you are asking them to do for something as result. The Mayo Clinic details that a structured reward system lets the child know what their expectations are as they work to meet them. 

Give Them Praise 

Once your child completes the chores, make sure to give them praise for their efforts. This will show them that you are happy with the expectations you have set. They will feel like chores are something that can bring joy to the whole family and act as a bonding experience between them and you. 

Introduce your child to chores in a way that will make your life easier. There are so many fun ways to bring chores into your child’s life. These are merely five of those options, but you are bound to come up with more as time goes on. Are you having trouble getting your child to participate in chores? At Carithers Pediatric Group, we are dedicated to helping you and your child find ways to have fun and learn more. Find out more through our website or give us a call to find out even more information.

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