It’s never too early to teach your children good habits, so give them some chores. Even young children are capable of doing tasks each day to help out around the house. Children as young as two years old can begin helping and most younger children will be thrilled to have a little job and help out mom or dad. 

Once your child seems interested in helping you, you should run with it. I speak from experience. My children are teens and tweens now and they only “help” if you pay them. Your kids will not be interested in helping you forever, so you should take advantage of it while you can. Plus, it’s good for them to learn how to do these things. From a young age, they will become more capable children.

Tasks for toddlers

Tasks for Toddlers

Children can help care for animals or keep a younger sibling entertained while mom quickly cleans something up. Kids can dust furniture, fold laundry, take out the trash, and pull weeds in the garden. Here’s a list of simple tasks for toddlers that 2, 3, and 4-year-olds can easily do.

  • Load spoons into the dishwasher
  • Help care for animals
  • Put toys away after play
  • Wipe table
  • Dry unbreakable dishes
  • Sweep (small broom)
  • Stir orange juice
  • Entertain infant
  • Bring in the newspaper or the mail
  • Mop small area
  • Pour milk (use a small pitcher)
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Dust furniture
  • Dig and pull weeds in garden
  • Fold dishtowels
  • Put away silverware
  • Load washer, unload dryer
  • Wipe mirrors (parent sprays)
  • Assist with stirring cooking
  • Brush teeth, wash face
  • Tidy magazines, sofa pillows
  • Pick up trash in the yard
  • Set the table
  • Dress and undress

As they get older you can give them more responsibility. They can run the vacuum, wash a car, or even mow the lawn. 

Do you have any tasks for toddlers that didn’t make my list? Leave a comment and let me know! I’m all about working those kids!

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