• A
  • Bellevue, United States
  • a year ago

Helpful Toddlers

My kiddo wants to help me with everything which is super adorable and awesome but sometimes challenging. What are some ways you have your 2-3 year olds help with household chores that don’t undo the work you’ve done? 😅 Right now we have her dry off non glass dishes, butter pans when we need it, put clothes in the washer and dryer, and sweep but she always wants to be in thick of the action so to say lol. In other words she’d rather be the one washing or cooking but is too little to do that most the time. We don’t have a dishwasher so can’t have her help load and unload.
  • D
  • PA, US
  • 2 months ago

I do laundry and I take the clean clothes out them on the rug and she hands me one piece of clothing at a time and after every third piece of clothing I give her a high five and she loves it

  • V
  • TX, US
  • 3 months ago

My daughter helps rinse off non glass dishes, she loves to help me mop, helps me put clothes into the dryer, organize and separate her toys into the toy bins & tries to help me fold laundry. I’m enjoying it as much as I can cause once she gets older I know she won’t want to help lol

  • C
  • CA
  • 3 months ago

At that age, they would help me measure things when I bake. Here's 1 cup, I need a half cup, can you fill it halfway? Fractions have never caused them stress since they were first introduced as sugar and flour 😆

  • L
  • IN, US
  • 3 months ago

My daughter holds the dust pan while I sweep, puts laundry in the washer and dryer (I hand her the clothes haha) and she sits on the counter while I cook and "guards" the food.

  • M
  • OR, US
  • 4 months ago

I got a small handheld vacuum and my so loved using it to help clean. He’s 2. I also just lower my standards a bit when he wants to help with something. The way he puts his clothes away is not how I would do it but I leave it because they are on his shelf at least. He loves emptying the garbages ( we have a small one in each bedroom and the bathroom and he dumps them into our kitchen garbage. He loves taking out recycling with daddy and he’s great at putting cans in a bag for the bottle deposit or moving the glass bottles into our recycling bin outside. I’m going to have him unload the silverware from the dishwasher next because I know he can sort it and he has a trip trapp that he can push into the kitchen to use as a stool. He loves washing windows and mirrors as well or wiping off his table. We use force of nature so it’s totally safe for him to spray and wipe.

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