Mothers feel the same way. After giving birth to a baby, they want to have three heads and six arms and complete the work of washing vegetables, mopping the floor, washing milk, drying clothes, changing diapers and so on.
Every day, we can see the busy figures of mothers at any time. They carry a heavy Mommy bag in their left hand and skillfully show their skills of holding babies with one hand in their right hand; In the evening, mothers take their children home with fruits, vegetables and bags, which is also a scenic spot everywhere
And children always only need to be responsible for playing games happily! If I don’t make a fuss at dinner, my mother will be happy to sprinkle flowers!
But in fact, since children learn to walk, they have the initial ability to work, and at this time, children begin to understand what adults are saying.
Although children can help very few things, it is very helpful to cultivate children’s labor concept.
Why is it so important to cultivate children’s labor skills at the infant stage?
1. Promote children’s motor development
The child took small steps shakily and threw his paper diaper into the trash can, which exercised the child’s ability to walk; The child stood firmly by the bed, tried to wear his pants, and slowly learned to maintain his balance. The learning process of these small skills is the process of children’s development of movement and coordination ability.
2. Labor makes children learn to think
In the process of learning to fold quilts, children will think about how to achieve symmetry on both sides; In the process of learning to wear clothes, I will think about which button to button first and then which button to button until I can’t make a mistake.
For adults, housework is a chore that comes at hand and basically doesn’t need to use their brains. But for children, this is a problem-solving process and a new attempt. Therefore, don’t easily deprive children of the opportunity to grow up, let children actively try!
3. Children have more opportunities to learn language
Children will encounter many difficulties in doing housework. At first, his vocabulary is very limited and he doesn’t know how to express it, but under the guidance of his parents, he learned to express his meaning with gestures. Slowly, the content of his vocabulary continued to enrich, the scope of parts of speech continued to expand, and gradually learned to express his meaning in complete sentences.
4. Cultivate children’s self-confidence
Lele learned to peel bananas for the first time when she was more than 1 year old. Before she could eat them, she put the bananas in my hand. It turned out that she wanted to free her hands to applaud. Then I found that she often clapped after she finished one thing. This shows that in the process of learning new things, children will establish the beliefs of “I can do it” and “I’m great” and make themselves full of confidence.
When can we start to involve children in housework?
I have seen a foreign video of a 1.5-year-old baby with a pacifier in his mouth. He skillfully takes off his clothes, turns on the water in the bathtub, and then climbs into the bathtub and comfortably lets himself take a bath
(in fact, it’s not safe for children to climb into the bathtub by themselves. I’ve fallen on all fours. I can’t let children follow suit at will.)
The video gives me the feeling that children’s potential is infinite. As long as children are safe and not tired, many things can be tried by children
As for when to let children do housework, there is no clear age limit, but it is necessary to pay attention to the principles of safety, no coercion, low intensity and within the children’s ability!
Babies after the age of 3 usually begin to learn various labor skills. For children before the age of 3, what can children try to do?
I. personal hygiene and clothing
1. Throw diapers
2. Put your hand into the sleeve of your shirt and coat and slowly learn to dress yourself
3. Zipper and button yourself
4. Take off the clothes on your head
5. Wear socks (parents put socks on children’s feet and let children pull them up by themselves)
6. Take off your socks (parents take off your socks to your ankles and let your children take them off by themselves)
7. Take off your shoes (parents help to untie the shoelaces, and let the children complete the remaining steps by themselves)
8. Lift your pants (parents help put your child’s feet into your trouser legs)
9. Take off your pants
10. Put on and take off your hat
11. Squeezing toothpaste and brushing teeth
12. Do you feel the water temperature is OK
13. Wash hands and wipe hands
14. Wipe sweat
1. Sit at the table and chair and have dinner with adults until the meal is finished
2. Eat with a spoon
3. Learn to drink water from a cup
4. Peel bananas
5. Peel eggs
6. Tear off the paper under the bread
7. Cut some soft food with a children’s knife
8. Choose your favorite food
9. Clean your own dining table
1. Pick up the toys in the storage box
2. Put the books back in the bookcase (children’s bookcase)
3. Put the auxiliary food bowl back to the designated position
4. Help your family get the newspaper
5. Open and close the door
6. Take your dirty clothes to the laundry basket
7. Throw the garbage into the trash can
8. Deliver spoons or chopsticks that need to be cleaned for adults
9. Adults participate when picking vegetables
10. Help when shopping
11. Help make the bed
See the list of household chores listed above, mothers can compare which household chores their babies can try to do. In fact, if you think that your child will do so much before the age of 3, you will have a sense of achievement in your heart.