Summer is the perfect time to introduce new chores! This list gives you an idea of tasks kids can learn at each age. Don’t expect mastery - think of chores as a way to teach life skills that help your kids grow into adults. Click through to find this printable chart as well as suggestions for 10 types of chore charts you can create for your family.
Age-appropriate chores for young children (and older children) are so important - with or without a chore chart! They help raise children that work hard and are not spoiled. It's the reason that we use these Printable Chore Cards because they teach kids that they have to do their chores in order to have downtime.
Chores are important for the development of our children. At the same time, it is important that we are understanding the developmental abilities for our children. Otherwise we are setting them up to unnecessarily fail.
It's a topic that is debated quite frequently around the mom and family blogosphere. Some people are in the camp that doing chores and household tasks is part of being in the family and therefore don't require compensation. Others believe school is a child's "job" and household chores count as extra work. Then there are beliefs all over in between with every type of combination you could imagine.