Video:Tips on Age-Appropriate Chores for Kidswith Aubrey Morgan
Age-appropriate chores for kids can help them learn how to be responsible and how to maintain a clean house. Here are some tips for determining age-appropriate chores for kids.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips on Age-Appropriate Chores for KidsHi, I am Aubrey for About.com and today I am going to teach you age appropriate chores for kids.
Age-Appropriate Chores for Young ChildrenChildren 5 and up love to help, but a lot of chores are too hard for them. Have your four- or five-year-old help you make your beds and pick up the bedrooms. That is a fun and easy chore, and they love to feel like they help around the house.
Seven-year-olds are at the age where you have to give them something fun and interesting to do. Cleaning mirrors around the house is a fun and easy chore for a seven-year-old. Vacuuming is also a great chore for a seven-year-old.
Age-Appropriate Chores for Younger Teens and PreteensWashing the dishes is a great chore for preteens and up. Preteens love to take on harder chores as they get older. Have your 13-year-old clean the kitchen counters and wash the dishes.
Doing the laundry is great for 15-year-olds and up. Have them load and start the laundry, fold it and put it away. Cleaning out the cabinets in bathrooms is another chore that 15-year-olds can easily do.
Age-Appropriate Chores for Older TeensCleaning out the fridge is a more complicated chore. It requires an older person to safely clean the fridge. So, have your older teens around the age of 16 and up clean and wash out the fridge and freezer.
Taking out the trash is a harder chore because the trash is heavy. Younger teens may have trouble lifting and tying the bag. Have an older teen around the age of 17 and up take out the trash. Washing vehicles is also a job for an older teen.
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