Immediately, I would like to make a reservation that, up to 6-7 years old, it is almost impossible to accustom a child to daily routine duties specifically to help you with the housework. At preschool age, we simply acquaint the child with different types of homework, teach them to order.
From early childhood, the child sees that a rather significant part of the time the mother spends on various interesting activities – washing, cleaning, cooking. Of course, he wants to repeat it all, and I think it’s not worth hindering.
When I wash the floors, I always give the children clean cloths, a bucket with a small amount of water, and give out the area – the farthest room, which I will wash last, at the same time to eliminate the traces of children’s help.
Dusting is a rag to hand, and forward. You can still buy a fun broomstick for this business.
Erases the machine, but during the day to put their dirty things in it – the responsibility of the children. Pour the powder, turn it on, wash it, wash it, hang it up, take off the dried out – the children do a great job of it.
Then the laundry should be arranged in places, I choose a pile of daughter panties, I give it and I command it – put it on my shelf, and so all of her things and her brother’s things at the same time, because he is still small and can only scatter
Care about younger brother
It happens daily and for granted. Brother for daughter as a living doll, and at the same time as a partner for games, though a little dull and flashy, but still loved.
She easily fulfills my requests, and takes the initiative herself – she will look, help, feed and give to drink.
I don’t allow children here, except that sometimes we indulge with our daughter with baking – she likes to make dough, likes to put ingredients into pies and pizzas. Cutting, stirring boiling categorically not allowed.
Only after 3 years, and even if the dishes are unbreakable. We have exactly this, so there was a period when I did not wash the dishes at all – the daughter of soap. But it was enough for a week, then tired.
With this trouble, children have their own room with a million toys, they play every day and quite violently, so I don’t see the point of putting each doll and typewriter into its place to lay out, and it’s impossible.
Therefore, the only thing I seek from children is that the toys lie only in the nursery. A toy is lying in the kitchen or in the hallway – after three warnings it flies into the trash can.
In the most children’s toys we randomly dump into boxes and baskets, anyway, in half an hour, everything will be on the floor again.
Teaching children to the household can and should be, but be prepared that at a young age they are all quickly bored, so do not insist if the child does not want to help you.
Try to translate the case into the game, it did not help – well, okay, childhood for that and childhood, to be free from the routine of a happy little man.