Chores – Adaptive Skills
Take a moment to think about your daily chores and activities and how you can involve your child in them. This could include folding laundry, sweeping the floor, cleaning windows, preparing meals, or tidying up their toys. Introduce your chosen chore to your child and show them how to do it.
A spray bottle filled with water is a good way to practice grip control, sweeping scrap paper balls or pom poms into a dustpan teaches hand-eye coordination, and folding improves focus and dexterity.
Work together to build confidence. By allowing our children to tidy alongside us it becomes a fun experience that promotes independence, self awareness, and responsibility.
What they learn
These activities help to teach responsibility and patience as well as being great gross and fine motor skill tasks.
This activity is suitable for ages 18 months and above.