Helping around the home
This activity is designed to help your child to understand that there are jobs that they can help with around the home and to motivate them to help.
Ask your child to make a list of some of the jobs that are done at home. Can you list 10? Even more? Have a chat about who usually does each job. You could write names next to the jobs.
Does the list look fair? Are the jobs shared out?
Which jobs help everyone in the home and which are to help an individual?
Have a chat about those jobs that are for the benefit of everyone and those that benefit just one person (like making their bed). Who should do that job if they are able to?
Highlight or draw a line under any jobs that your child could safely help with.
You can print the ‘Help pledges’ below or make your own and encourage your child to decorate their pledge, which can be put on display to motivate your child.