Kiddies Go – kids helping clean up
Sometimes I find a lot of things on the floor…
…including my kids….
They tend to leave things ALL over the house ….
and it becomes simply an impossible task to carry each child’s items back to where it belongs.
Kids don’t generally clean up what they throw out or leave behind - unless you MAKE them do it. Well, mine anyway…
Some claim they are too small, so they go on strike…….
and they may have a point.
But, kids can be helpers in the house too, to keep the house more organised and tidy.
They just need a little help. And something to make it a little more tangible other than just mom’s nagging !
Today I found these at Costco.
Got one in the colour of each child’s room.
I thought they were pretty dandy!
So, what to do with them?
I think they will be pretty handy.
Here’s what I plan to do.
Park them in the room you are busy cleaning up. Throw each kids’ belongings in their own cart and later when they are home…they can have the responsibility to get all the things in their own cart back to where it belong.
You can make them pick up their own toys and fill their own carts..but the problem is they are usually at school when most of the cleaning up happens !
They have wheels, are lightweight and easy carry along so little ones have no excuse ! They are pretty and durable..so it perfectly fits the criteria of “form meets function”.
Each child has his/ her own so it is easy to point out who is doing their bit and who not..and consequences/ rewards can be given based on empty/ overloaded carts !!
Find them at Costco
Kiddies Go ! Hooray ! Go Kiddies !!Ilze