Doing homework helps children feel important in the family, develops a sense of responsibility.
Young children love to help their parents around the house, older children – not much, but it does not relieve them of domestic responsibilities.
Homework for children from 2 to 3 years
Children of this age are enthusiastic about household chores. They like to copy the behavior and facial expressions of adults. Children 2-3 years old are good housekeepers, but their “work” must be monitored. They can be instructed:
collect toys and books;
help make the bed;
to feed pets;
Homework for children from 4 to 5 years
Children under 5 take homework with passion. They need less control, they are interested in “new” household responsibilities. Let them help:
lay the table;
remove from the table;
wipe the dust;
help in the kitchen.
Homework for children from 6 to 8 years
At this age, children do not feel much joy at the mention of the phrase “homework”. Children 6-8 years old aspire to their own independence, so if the homework you entrust to them will emphasize their independence and autonomy, they will perform them with pleasure. Here are some of them:
take care of pets;
take out the garbage;
remove the washed from the washing machine;
fold the linen and hide in the closet;
sweep or vacuum (if the vacuum cleaner is not heavy);
to wash the floor.
Homework for children from 9 to 12 years
Pre-adolescent children need to be monitored for household chores, as they may be cunning and may not perform their duties at all or perform unscrupulously. However, instruct them:
help wash the car;
wash the dishes;
clean in the bathroom;
to help in a garden or in a summer residence;
cut food for cooking.
Homework for children 13 years and older
Adolescents can be assigned to perform more complex household chores. But you need to be prepared for the fact that they will resist. When assigning homework, also keep in mind that today’s teens are very busy at school. To all the above responsibilities may be added:
wash the windows;
cleaning the apartment;
cleaning the yard (if you live in a private house).