Even if you have a weekly or bi-weekly cleaning service, you still have to clean at times. Here are quick and simple ways that children can help around the house between cleaning service.
According to an article at blogwithmom.com, “How to Teach Children the Benefits of a Clean Home”
“Cleaning is not only good for the home, but it is also good for the body, family, and self-esteem. Cleaning serves as a great form of exercise, burning hundreds of calories per task. Get the family to help, too! The more hands there are, the more to be completed at a faster pace. Use cleaning time as a time to bond by turning up the radio and dancing and shouting to the music together while you clean. Reward your family, too, by offering a dinner out or a new house gift of their choice.
Your child’s behavioral patterns are set by age three, and organizational skills (L5) are no exception. Most children find room cleaning a challenge, and they follow your lead. When giving a child something to do, it helps to assign him or her a task that will allow them to feel as though they are a part of the cleaning process. It takes time and is part of the process of learning and growing up for children to keep spaces clean and organized. Be clear about your expectations of that task to avoid disappointment of both parties.” To read the entire article click here.