Try the Chore Jar
Write down or draw pictures of various chores and place them in a “Chore Jar.” Randomly choose chores with your child on a regular basis.
Why is this important?
Chores teach responsibility, collaboration and self-efficacy, while also providing exercise.
References: Dunn, L. (2004). Validation of the CHORES: a measure of school-aged children’s participation in household tasks. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11(4), 179–190. https://doi.org/10.1080/11038120410003673 P. Barrett, R. (2000). Assigned chores help teach social, personal responsibility. Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 16(6), 1. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=3535561 Ridley, K., & Olds, T. (2016). The Energy Cost of Household Chores, Rollerblading, and Riding Scooters in 9- to 14-Year-Old Children. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 13, S75–S77. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=s3h&AN=117882829