Are you looking for a chore chart that lists age appropriate chores for children? The Marysville Parenting Examiner happened across this particular age appropriate chore chart. It is printable from the blog: The Happy Housewife.
According to the blog, one reads: Teaching your kids to do chores at a young age is the key to developing a (sic) good habits in your children. The author of the blog shares this particular chart from her own family experience.
Most of us hated doing chores growing up, some of us still despise particular chores. However, chores must be done and this particular chart outlines where children from toddler ages to middle school ages can help out.
When we teach our children to do chores, from an early age, we are teaching them valuable skills:
- Teaching them to be responsible for their things
- Lending a helping hand
- Ability to care for themselves
- building strong work ethics
- pride in maintaining a clean room/home
are just some of those skills parents teach their children.
Granted, this may not be the type of chore chart one is looking for, however; it does give an idea to make your own chore chart, or to see what types of chores are appropriate for children. The one suggestion/tip given on the chart itself is for parents to take into account their child’s specific abilities and maturity level when assigning these particular tasks.
In addition to this chore chart, the question arises about allowance and what is appropriate to pay a child an allowance. The best answer, from our own experience, is to pay according to the age of the child. For toddlers, pay according to their age (e.g., a two year old would receive an allowance of two-dollars a week). As they age, increase the dollar amount (e.g. a ten-year old receives ten-dollars a week, an eleven-year old receives eleven-dollars) each year. And, for the younger children, place the allowance in a savings bank (either an account or in a piggy bank) so that they learn to develop a means to save their money.
Do you have other ideas on age appropriate chore charts, allowance, and helping children save their money? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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