【For 3~4 year-olds】Suggested Age-appropriate Chores for Children!

2020.11.20

When a child is 3-4 years old, he/she can do more things by himself/herself and becomes more interested in becoming more independent. Allowing children to help around the house will give them a sense of responsibility and help them gain self-confidence. In this article, we will introduce chores recommended for children aged 3 and 4 years old.

20201120_01

Recommended chores for 3-year olds

Praising your child after he/she helps, gives them confidence and a sense of self-affirmation. Giving them chores will also encourage them to acquire a sense of responsibility to complete tasks until the end, improve their finger development and overcome challenges.

3-year-old children love to imitate adults. Therefore, they often want to do things on their own and copy what their parent is doing. Here are some chores recommended for 3-year-olds.

Making sweets

Pancakes, which are a favorite of many children, are easy to make by simply mixing the ingredients and cooking them on the stove. 3-year-olds are good at stirring so it is a safe task to assign them that doesn’t require the use of fire. After helping, they will enjoy not only eating but also making sweets. You also end up with delicious sweets to eat, so you can kill two birds with one stone.

Wiping the floor with a wet cloth

Wiping the floor with a wet cloth is a great chore to assign your 3-year-old. You can give them some tips on how to squeeze out the cloth and how to wipe the floor and then leave it up to them. You can also show them how to clean up after yourself when you spill something. This will help them develop an awareness that it is important to clean up on their own.

Recommended chores for 4-year olds

By the age of 4 years old, children can do many more things on their own. It is a great idea to let them try even more difficult chores.

Washing the dishes

Why not try asking your 4-year-old to help wash the dishes? Parents can start by modeling how to wash. If you are worried about injury, please avoid glass and ceramic and have them start with cutlery and plastic. Once they get used to washing, you can teach them how to handle glass and ceramics.

Although they may not do a good job at first, but they will get better after practice. Please make sure to watch when your child is washing the dishes to make sure he/she does not get hurt.

Breaking eggs

Breaking eggs can be difficult for young children. However, practicing from a young age will help them learn how to adjust their strength and crack the egg carefully. Please ask your child to help when you are making omelets or other dishes with eggs.

Sweeping with a broom

Sweeping the floor with a broom and collecting it in a dustpan is a good chore to assign your 4-year-old. This chore will help him/her learn how to collect garbage efficiently. Your child will feel a sense of accomplishment when he/she sees the clean floor.

The ability to do housework is a skill that it necessary when you live as an adult. When children get involved in chores from a young age, children will learn how to think for themselves and the importance of doing their share.

Also, children who feel a sense of accomplishment and are grateful to their parents will grow into respectful adults. It is important that parents give their children the opportunity to help whenever possible.

Attending mommy & me classes with your child is a great way to fulfill your child’s needs to do things on his/her own. These classes will help your child gain his/her independence and improve his/her communication and social skills.

20201120_02