Sunday, September 28, 2008

Long time coming...

Logan will be 4 in January. I realize that I get him started on "things" later than I did my first son. A lot of my excuse is because there is so much focus on getting him to speak that the other "things" get put off. One of these things is chores. Logan picks up his toys and helps around the house, but has never been given official chores. My older son had minor responsibilities when he turned three, so I decided to crack down on Logan and start him this week (when you are in a family of 5 you have to learn to pull your weight at an early age).
I bought some wooden star shapes and colored popsicle sticks from Joann's. I took pictures of his chores and printed them out small enough to fit the stars. After attaching the stars to the sticks, I wrote "done" on the bottom of the stick. After a chore is completed, he turns the stick over in the jar. When all his jobs are finished he gets a sticker. He loves this and is eager to get his jobs done. It has been a great language activity as well as he learns names for items around the house.

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

What a cute idea!

leahlefler said...

That's a GREAT idea! I am totally stealing it (for my older one, of course- my one year old doesn't do much yet)!!

Drew's Mom said...

What a wonderful idea! Look for it to be implemented in Drew's house ASAP!

mbishopp said...

Ok, do you think of these ideas on your own? I would want to do chores also if they were on adorable stars.
I will have to use that one.

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