Young children begin to learn about responsibility earlier than most people think.
Toddlers and pre-schoolers can be included in helping with our family chores
when they are able to understand simple instructions and can imitate our actions.
After cleaning they'll find more things to play with,
help them put their toys back in the drawer, box
or on the shelf and explain that it is time to clean up.
The putting away or cleaning up will soon become part of playing,
and the completion of putting things away will be an accomplishment.
Most of the time it's easier and quicker for us parents
to do things like cleaning up for our little ones
But with some patience and guidance,
children will learn that cleaning up and putting toys away
can be the end part of their playtime.
Children will soon begin to have clean up become part of their routine
after playtime :)