Since I am homeschooling, I am going to be with my children almost everyday for at least 16 more years. I figure I shouldn't be doing all the housework on my own. Besides needing some help to keep up with things, the girls need to learn some responsibility. So begins training the children. Mary Helen is my first victim.
Actually, Mary Helen loves being helpful, so she's happy to have things to do to help Mommy each day. I try to be near her for some of her chores (I'm doing something in the kitchen while she unloads the dishwasher for example) so we are spending time together. To make the job easier and more fun, I created some charts. I have also made labels for our toy bins that I hope to get up today.
Here is her chore chart. It is laminated so I can write in a chore under afternoon, and she can mark off what she's done if she wants to. Click on the picture to make it larger. Please don't tell me if I misspelled a word. It's too late now!
So, you see she has to clean her room and get herself ready for the day. How do I define clean and ready? The same way she does? I doubt it. So come these charts that will hang in her room.
If you want to make your own,I used free digital scrapbooking kits from www.shabbyprincess.com and copy and pasted them in publisher (though I'm sure you could do the same thing in word). It was a lot of fun, actually!