Re: Does anyone know how to playfully teach your children to clean (their own mess) up?
08-21-2013 11:56 AM
Here are a few ideas from the editors at Parents. Secrets to Cleaning with Kids
My favorite ideas from the article:
- Turn on music and give a few small tasks. Challenge your child to finish each task during the length of a song.
- Turn cleaning into a game, aka "Clara's Cleaning Company," and outfit them w/ some fun cleaning gear.
- Show your appreciation when they help.
You mention that the songs they sang at kindergarten may not work because it's not part of a daily routine. Perhaps you and your kids can make up your own song related to the tasks you want them to do and then you can incorporate it into your daily or weekly routine.
Let us know what you try!