Round the House

Updated: 10th May 2018

Benefits of including children in “Around the house” activities

    • You know your children best, so you can select carefully activity suitable for them, ensuring they will succeed in completing it. This will give children confidence in their own abilities and encourage them to do it again.
    • It will prepare children to work independently or as a member of a team, teach them interact with others, share fairly, take turns and solve problems.
    • It helps developing their language skills, increasing everyday vocabulary, using positional language, describing objects and actions, learning to negotiate and much more.
    • Children’s ability to listen, follow instructions and understanding them improves.
    • It develops curiosity and ability to ask questions
    • It creates opportunities to count, measure, select and group objects, notice similarities and differences, observe patterns and change them
    • It teaches children to select and use tools and equipment safely and responsibly.
    • It offers opportunity to use all their senses to experience and name what they see, smell, hear, touch and feel.
    • It creates opportunities to spend time together, help each other know each other better talk about everyday live.

There’s strong evidence that feeling useful builds resilience in children!

How much and what sort of work are modern parents asking kids to do?

For some ideas how to engage your children in meaningful activities around the house and help you to be on top of jobs, look below.