Ready, set, clean
As jaded parents we often think of chores like cleaning and grocery shopping as tedious and boring, but your young preschooler is probably dying to tackle these adult tasks. Young kids want to do grown-up stuff like cooking and cleaning — and now is the perfect time to harness that excitement and teach them some useful life skills.
The key to making it fun for your kid is to give them all the tools they need and plenty of space to figure things out independently. Kids get so much more satisfaction doing things on their own rather than having you help them every step of the way.
Here are a few basic activities that my preschoolers love to do on a semi-regular basis. While they certainly haven’t mastered any of these tasks, they have a lot of fun practicing them and they are getting better every day.