H is the letter this week for the ABC's of homeschooling meme. My H is for Helping Hands.
|My helping hands!|
Some of the chores they currently do are:
-pick up their toys at least once a day
-bring their laundry to the laundry room and sort it - whites, lights and darks
-feed the ferret
-assist in folding and putting away laundry
-vacuum their bedroom
My personal belief is that children are part of a family unit and should do certain chores without receiving a reward. With that being said once I am home full-time and homeschooling they will have two types of chores. The chores they do because they are part of the family and the chores they can choose to do to earn a reward. I feel that this will teach them a valuable lesson in that if they choose to go above and beyond what is being asked of them then they get rewarded, much like the real world works with raises and job promotions (well most of the time).
I am pretty sure we are going to be using the chore chart we picked up at the dollar store and maybe some stickers, magnets or markers to help us track their chores.
|Chore chart from dollar tree|
Feel free to share your thoughts!