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#1 of 8 Old 06-02-2004, 01:05 AM - Thead Starter
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What toddler-friendly chores do you have for your toddler?
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picking up their plates and putting toys away... Sometimes they try and help put groceries away..
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Dana yes they do and to me it just seems like they are really in the way while you are trying to put them away (groceries). I finally had Ali take the fruits and veggies out of the bag and she hand them to me to put in the fridge and cans goods in the pantry.
decorating the Christmas tree is a good one too. They help but they seem to place everything in the same area.
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Putting their toys away is really the only chore right now. They like to help out doing laundry, loading/unloading the dishwasher, feeding the dog, etc. but that's stuff we don't expect them to do just yet. Won't be long though!
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Lys picks up her toys, puts her dishes in the sink, when I'm tired she goes and gets her juice jug and cup and brings them to me to fill for her she picks up pher laundry and she helps with groceries too.

The only thing that right now I really want her to do on a consistant basis is making sure her dishes make it to the sink and she picks up after herself. The rest is just a big plus.
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Wow, so much of that I had not even thought of for my 3 1/2 year old. She is always trying to help I guess, but as annie said, they kinda get in the way. I try to get Madeline to clean up her room, but she will only do it with my help. The funny thing is my 1 1/2 yr old, Cameron, will pick up toys if I do. . . . Should a 3 1/2 year old be making her bed (pulling the covers up in the morning) yet?
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okenicad about your question about a 3 1/2 making her bed. I would say no unless you helped her a little. Might not be a perfectly bed made but it is a start of learning. Sometimes I enjoyed Ali helping me. I loved when she got the broom out and sweeped the floor because the broom was so musch bigger then her and her she was a toddler sweeping up. I have a photo of that. Somewhere???
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The main thing is putting toys away. Or picking up his cup/bowl and bringing it to us when he is finished or wants more.
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